Monday, January 12, 2015

Baby's First Christmas Keepsake Salt Dough Footprint Ornaments

We made salt dough footprint ornaments to mark Charley's first Christmas! Charley gave a few footprint ornaments out as Christmas gifts to the people that love her. 

This is the recipe we used:

• 1 cup salt
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 cup warm water
• food coloring ( we made our dough pink) 


• Combine flour and salt
• Add water and stir together until dough forms 
• Knead dough for about five minutes until smooth. 
• Roll out until desired thickness.
• Press little ones tootsies in to dough. 
( If older try out press their hands in to the dough)  
• Trim around your impressions. ( I left enough room to write the year and Charley's name)
• Add a hole to the top so you can hang ornament on the tree.

• You can let then air dry or bake them on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours. 

• I used a prink sharpie to add her name and year on the front. On the back I put Charley's age.

• Last step add a robin so you can hang it on the tree!

I have also seen DIY footprint ornaments that were painted after they dried. We didn't have pant so we used food coloring. 

This was a fun and easy craft for the whole family todo! 

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