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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DIY Hand Prints

Last year at a play group activity Aspen had a mold made of her chubby little hand. It survived the move and has even survived being accosted multiple times by Aspen when she uses her stool to get it off the bookshelf in her room.

To combat winter blues and keep us busy, I decided we'd go ahead and make another hand print, even if it's been less than a year since we made the last one.

I pinned this recipe and we got to work mixing everything up with our hands. I'm kind of ghetto and don't own a rolling pin, so we used a Febreeze air freshener can to roll our dough flat. So creative. It made enough dough for both of her hands but you could obviously do a hand and a foot if you prefer (I just didn't want to have to worry about cleaning Aspen's feet).

She had a lot of fun helping with this and I like to compare the difference between her hands now and her hands just 8 months ago (or so).

One word of advice- don't bake these suckers on parchment. They will stick and you will have to peel it off and then give up and live with the remnants.

Homemade Hand Prints:
2 C flour
1/2 C salt
3/4 C warm water

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, kneading by hand if necessary.

Roll dough one inch thick in the shape you prefer for your print (circle, square, etc).

With dough on a baking sheet, press hand/foot into the dough firmly. Use a knife to press a name/date into the dough and then bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 mins. Allow to air-dry a day or two to ensure the print has hardened before handling.


  1. What a cute idea, too bad I do not have kids!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  2. I reall should do this with my boys. Cabin fever has settled.

  3. I just did this with my niece and nephew turned out great only problem is the batch is huge I have a lot left over

  4. wonderful idea my kids loved it and i used food coloring to make it a bright color


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