More Valentines day crafts
Harry and Daisy had great fun mixing up and playing with the salt dough. They each made a handprint and then used the rest of the salt dough to press their toys into to make 'fossils'.
More salt dough crafts and recipe
To make a salt dough handprint frame you will need: (affiliate links)
- Salt dough (we use this salt dough recipe)
- A heart shaped biscuit cutter
- Mod Podge all in one glue and sealer
- A sharp knife
- Small photographs
How to make a salt dough handprint frame:
- Mix up a batch of salt dough using this recipe.
- Flatten your salt dough until its about 1cm thick.
- Press your child's hand into the salt dough.
- Carefully cut around the handprint with a sharp knife.
- Cut a heart shape out of the handprint using a heart biscuit cutter.
- Leave your salt dough to dry. You can dry the salt dough out by putting it in the oven at a low temperature for a few hours or you can leave it in a warm room for a couple of days.
- Once the salt dough is completely dry paint your handprint frame if you wish. I painted one and left one natural.
- Seal your creation. We used mod podge all in one glue and sealer. (This is important if you want your keepsake frame to last)
- Glue a small photograph behind the heart cut out.
- You might want to glue on a picture hook if you want to hang your photo frames up or add a strong magnet if you want them to go on your fridge. Ours are just propped up against the window.
Harry: Age 4
Daisy: Age 1
We love the heart frame keepsake using two hands and a coloured salt dough created by Teach Me Mommy. Pop over and take a look!
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