We love making salt dough keepsakes. Take a look at some of our creations:
finger print tree,
star photo frame ornaments.
To make a handprint robin ornament you will need: (affiliate links)
- Salt dough (we used this simple salt dough recipe)
- Acrylic paint (brown, red and gold)
- Mod Podge all in one glue and sealer (UK link/ US link)
- A black sharpie
- Ribbon for hanging
How to make a salt dough handprint robin ornament:
- We flattened our salt dough and then Harry pressed his hand into the dough. I carefully cut around his handprint with a sharp knife. I left a small triangle of salt dough at the palm of his hand, this became the robins beak. I made a small hole on the thumb to thread the ribbon through.
- We baked the salt dough in the oven at a low temperature for a few hours. Once our handprint robin was completely dry I began painting it. I started by painting the whole handprint brown. To get the gold antique effect on the fingers I waited for the brown paint to dry and then added gold paint to a sponge brush, wiped most of it off and then gently brushed what was left over the fingers. Then I added the red paint and a gold beak and eye.
- Once the paint had dried I used a black sharpie pen to draw around the eye, beak and the edge of the handprint.
- I painted on a coat of mod podge to seal the handprint.
- I added some ribbon and our handprint robin ornament was ready for hanging on the Christmas tree.
Made using Harry's handprint: Aged 4
Take a look at all our salt dough creations
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