Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Keepsake

I love making keepsake ornaments around Christmas time. I am hoping to make these hand print ornaments until the boys are at least five. They make wonderful Grandparent gifts. I make 6 sets and keep one set for the boys to keep when they move away..eeekkk. I don't even want to think about that!

Here is the recipe. I found it on the Internet last year.

Salt Bread Dough
¼ Cup Salt
½ Cup Boiling Water
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
¼ Teaspoon Vegetable Oil (optional)
Food Coloring (optional)
Pour boiling water in a bowl and add salt. Add remaining ingredients.

Knead dough to desired consistency for crafting. If coloring dough with food coloring, work it uniformly into the dough as you knead the craft dough. Keep dough wrapped in plastic when not in use.

Form the dough into a circle and place hand in the dough until you get the desired print.

Poke two holes before baking. This will be where you will thread the ribbon.

Bake at 300 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes. Ornaments will puff a little when baked. It may take a little longer to bake. Completed ornaments may be painted, or brush with beaten egg and water mixture prior to baking or a darkened, shiny appearance.

I love how they turned out. We even made cards to go with them. The boys used their handprints to make trees and then used their fingers to paint the ornaments. The were so cute!

The Card


Paige said...

how awesome! I wanted to get a handprint ornament but I never picked up the kit from the store, now I can just do this! We are going to do it tomorrow, thanks for posting this!

Hera said...

How cool!!!!

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