Salt Dough Handprint Ornament Robin Craft

Make a cute salt dough handprint ornament to treausre forever! This adorable salt dough robin craft is easy to make using our simple salt dough ornament recipe. Whether you are looking for a Christmas or winter craft for kids this salt dough handprint ornament is perfect for babies, toddlers or preschoolers so you can make a keepsake to remember forever how little they once were. 

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

We love making salt dough ornaments and keepsakes. Take a look at some of our creations: 

santa handprint,
penguin footprint,
finger print tree,
star photo frame ornaments.

Or click here to see all our DIY Christmas tree ornaments for kids

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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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