At Christmastime I like to add a new ornament to the tree. I have wanted to make hand print ornaments for quite some time now. This year I finally did it.
I found a wonderful recipe from You're So Martha.
I rolled out the dough, had each child press their hand into the dough, and cut out a mitten around the hand print. I used a skewer to create the hole in the top.
With the leftover dough I let the kids cut out some Christmas shapes to bake.
Once they were dry we pulled out the acrylic paint. I chose to do the hand print ornaments white so they would stand out on the tree.
The kids had a blast painting their ornaments. Didn't they do a good job?
Once the paint dried I added ribbon and that's it. I love the way they turned out!
The kids were so excited to have their own special ornaments. Using a Sharpie marker I wrote their names and ages on the back.
So proud of her ornament.
Make your own keepsake ornament.
Salt Dough Recipe
(From You're So Martha)
1 c flour
1/2 c salt
1/2 c water
Mix ingredients together and knead dough for 7-10 minutes. Roll out to your desired thickness on a floured surface. Make ornaments with cookie cutters, etc. Use a skewer to poke holes at the top. Bake for a few hours (I did mine for 2) at 200 degrees. You can air dry them for a few days if you prefer. Paint/decorate your ornaments and string with a ribbon.
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