Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids – Salt Dough Hangings

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What Mum wouldn’t love some handprint memories of her kids so in this Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids we’re making homemade salt dough hangings. Before you run out to the craft store and buy an expensive kit, make this homemade salt dough and turn it into wall hangings.

When I made them I found that a smaller hand was a lot more effective as it shows up more on an adult hand but although Isaac’s didn’t turn out as well, I still love it and am hanging them up!

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Homemade Salt Dough Hangings

Fingerprint Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Food coloring - optional

Instructions

  1. Mix the 3 ingredients together until it will roll nicely.
  2. Add more flour or water if you need to make it rollable.
  3. Roll out on floured surface.
  4. Cut out circles with a cutter
  5. Take turns in pressing in your fingerprint.
  6. Use a straw or chopstick to make the holes at the top for the hanging.
  7. Cook at 200 degrees for 1.5-2.5 hours.
  8. Keep checking it until it's hard. It will depend on the thickness.
  9. Let it fully cool before adding the ribbon and hanging.
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More {Inexpensive} Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  1. Mother’s Day Candy Bar Poem
  2. Kids Love Messages
  3. Salt Dough Hangings
  4. Natural Spa Tin
  5. Chocolate Shortbread Cookies On A Special Platter
  6. Homemade Bath Salts
  7. Coconut Honey Scrub
  8. Cupcake Socks
  9. Simple Foot Spa

Mothers Day Candy Bar Card

Comments

  1. Hi Clair,
    Moms will certainly adore these crafts on Mother’s Day. These look very good and will certainly create a very positive impact.

  2. Great idea for Mother’s Day!! Just posted on Craft Gossip!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=8032

  3. My granddaughter loves making things. she’s 3. She maded her daddy a hand print and foot print for fathers dad. She also had me help make Christmas ornaments for unclce and aunt this year. Today we made some kisses for her great papaw for his bday. Some hearts for her cousin that will be here in March.

  4. What a wonderful idea!! I will be attempting the salt dough hand prints with my Nursery! Clarification, is it 200 degrees Celsius OR Fahrenheit?? Thankyou!

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  1. [...] Handprints have the ability to freeze time for a mom.  They allow us to look back and remember that time when our child’s hands were tiny and so delicate. Why not create a lasting memory for a special mom this year by making Salt Dough Hangings from MummyDeals. [...]

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