Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Handprint Robin Ornament

Salt dough is such an easy material to craft with and lasts forever. Today we have made handprint robin ornaments using our simple salt dough recipe. This Robin makes a great Christmas or winter craft and is an adorable keepsake to treasure forever. 

Salt dough handprint robin keepsake.  Christmas craft for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids.

We love making salt dough keepsakes. Take a look at some of our creations: 
santa handprint,
penguin footprint,
finger print tree,
star photo frame ornaments.




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How to make a salt dough handprint robin ornament:


  1. 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. 
  2. 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.  
  3. Once the paint had dried I used a black sharpie pen to draw around the eye, beak and the edge of the handprint. 
  4. I painted on a coat of mod podge to seal the handprint. 
  5. I added some ribbon and our handprint robin ornament was ready for hanging on the Christmas tree. 

Salt dough handprint robin ornament.  Great Christmas keepsake for toddlers, preschoolers, older kids.
Made using Harry's handprint: Aged 4

how to make a salt dough robin handprint keepsake.  Great kid made gift/ keepsake.

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