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Saturday, 22 October 2016

DIY Baby Handprints.



I've always had a love hate relationship with Pinterest, but since having Violet I've been pinning a little more than usual. My favourite thing to pin at moment is baby DIY crafts and I've been getting tonnes of ideas for things to do as Violet gets a bit bigger. And a couple of things to use now when she's teeny, like these adorable salt clay hand prints. 

So here's what we did (yes I work in cups, it's easier and I don't have scales!):

1 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water

And mix. 

We did have a little tweaking here and there but that was the basic recipe we followed. Then we simply rolled out onto a non-stick surface and attempted to get some hand and foot prints. Let me tell you, working with a three month old baby isn't as easy as you might think! However, I did get a few successful prints ready to pop in the oven. 

Cook on a low temperature around 100 degrees celsius for 2 hours. You can air dry without using the oven but this takes several
days. 

I chose to leave the salt dough plain but you can easily use acrylic paints to decorate the prints. But make sure you seal the dough so it doesn't go off. We just used regular varnish, plus it gives them a shiny finish which I quite like. 

I can't wait to try some more DIYs with Violet on the run up to Christmas. Let me know if you try this or have any other ideas for us to give a go! 

Come find me over in Pinterest (username is Golddust_Katie)!

Katie xx

1 comment:

  1. Eeeep! Totally saving this for when buba arrives! Thanks for sharing! x

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