salt dough handprints and footprints keepsakes

DIY Salt Dough Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake

DIY Baby hand & foot prints keepsake from salt dough with step by step instructions – Very fun and enjoyable while we do any thing for our kids keepsake.This salt dough recipe is also one of the fun & interesting DIY project can do at home easily with few of the ingredients which is most commonly available in our kitchen.

how to make baby handprints and footprints using salt dough recipe

One day when I was surfing the internet I found this cool idea to make baby hand & footprints for keepsakes using salt & dough from here. So I decided to make this salt dough footprint on my kid birthday. You too can make your sweet baby hands & foot prints as I did. It’s somewhat difficult to take foot and hand prints from naughty kids but they would make us our time very enjoyable one.

Lets learn how to make baby hand prints & foot prints keepsakes using salt dough. Do try this and give me your comments.

Salt dough baby handprints & footprints keepsake

how to make baby handprints and footprints using salt dough

Use the same cup to measure all ingredients.

Ingredients

Allpurpose flour / Maida – 1 Cup

Salt – 1/2 Cup

Water – 1/2 Cup

Any food coloring – optional

Salt dough baby footprints keepsake with step by step instructions

1. Take a bowl, add allpurpose flour and salt,mix well.

salt dough recipe for baby footprint keepsake

2. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well. I mixed blue color in water to make the dough colorful.This step is optional.

DIY salt dough recipe for handprints and foot prints for baby keepsakes

3. Knead the dough well and shape like ball. It should be very smooth.

how to make baby handprints and footprints keepsakes using salt dough

4. Take a wooden board and line with parchment or wax paper.Drizzle little oil and spread it evenly to remove the paper easily after done all the process. Place the dough over it.

DIY salt dough recipe

5. Using rolling-pin,roll the dough like below picture as I did or you can shape the dough as your wish like heart shape or any.

salt dough baby handprints keepsake

6. Try to get hand and foot impressions from your naughty kid :). Finally, I got this impression from my kid after the 4th attempt:). So cute now,right!.

how to make baby handprints and footprints using salt dough recipe

7. Take a straw and put the hole where you want if you plan to hang it on the wall otherwise no need to do this step.

baby footprints keepsake using salt dough

8. This step is too optional. Take a toothpick or any sharp thing to write name and date for keepsakes.

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9. Take an oven tray and carefully place the dough paper. Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes in 200ºF. Then keep the tray inside the oven for 2 to 3 hours.Do not increase the temperature otherwise dough would get cooked. Switch off the oven and let the dough tray be inside the oven itself. I let it overnight.Now the dough has become rock hard.

how to do salt dough for baby footprints keepsakes

10. Wow!. Your baby hand and footprint is ready now using salt dough.Very happiest one right. Enjoy.Using acrylic paint, color your baby hand & footprint plaque yet more colorful.

salt dough baby footprints keepsake

Notes 

1. You can sun dry this salt dough plaque if you have enough sunlight in your place until it becomes rock hard.

How to make baby hand & footprints keepsakes using salt dough

DIY Salt Dough Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

DIY Salt Dough Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour / Maida - 1 Cup
  • Salt - 1 Cup
  • Water - 1/2 Cup
  • Any food coloring - optional

Instructions

  1. Take a bowl, add flour,salt and water.Mix like smooth ball.You can add any color of your choice to make the dough colorful but this is optional.
  2. In a wooden board,line a parchment or wax paper.Drizzle little oil and spread it evenly.
  3. place the dough on the paper.
  4. Using rolling pin,roll the dough to round shape or as your wish like heart shape or any.
  5. Take your baby impressions on the dough.
  6. You can put hole on top of the dough using straw to hand it on the wall and write your baby name and date of the impression taken.This step is too optional.
  7. Place the dough in the oven tray carefully.
  8. Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes in 200F.
  9. Keep the tray inside the oven for 2 to 3 hours. Do not increase the heat otherwise the dough would get cooked. Switch off the oven and let the dough be inside the oven itself. I let it overnight.The next day,dough would became rock hard.
  10. Paint the salt dough plaque using your choice of color.

Notes

1. You can sun dry this salt dough if you have enough sunlight in your place until it becomes rock hard.

2. It would be the best idea to color the plaque,frame it, and hang it on the wall for baby keepsakes ever.


2 Comments

  • suba

    June 29, 2016

    very interesting your post is.. thank you for sharing

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