Today Sydney and I have an assembly line of handprint christmas ornaments going. I remember making one when I was a kid, and it still goes up on my mom’s tree every year. Now, we’ll have one to put on our tree every year!
We made a dough using 2 c. flour, 1 c. fine sea salt, and 1 c. water. Mix all ingredients together and knead for about 5 min. Then roll the dough out, about 1/2″ thick, and use a cup or bowl to cut out circles.
Now let your little one go to town making handprints in the dough. You will want to work quickly, as I found it started drying fairly fast. I also used letter stamps to add Sydney’s name to the ornaments.
I set the over for 200 and popped them in for 2 hrs. It may take a little more or less time depending on how thick you make them. You can also let them air dry for a day or two.
Then let cool, and paint away. We went with a classic gold, and spray painted them. You can also use this recipe to make other shapes, just break out the holiday cookie cutters!
I love the look of this and this is the winner for our home. Thanks for the share.
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How many does this recipe make? I love the idea!. I have a Preschool classroom of 19 children.
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Has anyone tried this with other paints rather than spray paint? Will it work just as well?
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Approximately how many ornaments can you make from one batch?
Im wondering also…
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can you use regular salt
I used sea salt, but I think regular salt would work just fine.
Did this with my Daycare kids. Wonderful Idea. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
This is absolutely amazing. The simplicity of the recipe and result is fantastic. Could you go into a little bit more detail on how you did the name? I really want to do this with my mommy’s group, and I want it to look just as nice! ~Kassie
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a set of rubber stamp letters, and I pushed them into the dough after creating the hand impression & while it was still soft. For some ornaments I filled in the letters with permanent marker after the dough was dry and painted. I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions! Have a wonderful holiday!
Thank you so much! It was just as easy as it looks, and they turned out great with the rubber stamp letters I had too! I did spray paint after they dried, and also went over name with sharpie.
I have looked all over for the PERFECT holiday ornament ingredients. I love the look of this and this is the winner for our home. Thanks for the share.
Hi Amy. Thanks for stopping by, I’m glad to you like the ornaments! Enjoy making yours!!
Gotta love the gold! So cute
Thanks! Can’t go wrong with gold, right!?
Love these! Great recipe for the dough.
Thanks MamaD 🙂