Salt Dough Imprints!

12 Sep

Its time to do another DIY project in this house! Ive been meaning to do imprints of my sons hands and feet for well over a year now, and have finally completed the project! The one thing I’m sad about is that it took me so darn long to do this and the project itself literally took me all of 10 minutes to make!! After you make them you can paint them, hang them, use them outside as stepping stones, or anything you want really! Its easy, simple, and very inexpensive!

Salt Dough Recipe:
1 Cup Salt
1 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Cup of Warm Water

Mix together into a large bowl and knead it until its smooth and stretchy. If it looks a little dry and crumbly, then add a tiny bit more water. If its a little sticky, then add a tiny bit more flour. (I had to add a little more water to mine). Its really that simple!! Then I divided the dough in half and rolled it into a ball in my hands, and then I flattened it out a little bit on a piece of parchment paper in a pie tin with a plastic spatula! Viola!! Press the baby feet or hands into the dough gently and then bake it for about 3-4 hours at 200 degrees. (You basically want to dry it out slowly so if you have a dehydrator then you could probably use that instead). I had to flip mine over after 3 hours to get the back of it really dry as well.

Its simple, and easy and SO quick that you’ll be upset (like me) if you wait and wait and wait to just do it! (Check out the original source below if you want a few more tips).

Credit to the Original Source

 

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