I wanted to have a go at some home made christmas decorations. I’m not the most crafty of people so I wanted something pretty simple that looks good and the children could join in. So we went for some santa salt dough handprints with a christmassy feel!
First up I made the salt dough using:
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 1 cup of salt
- half a cup of water
I just threw the ingredients into a bowl and gave them a good stir, once it started to come together I turned the mixture out onto a work surface and kneaded until it was a smooth kind of play-doh consistency. This was enough to make 2 hand prints so I split the dough in half and rolled it out into a circle shape.
The girls firmly pressed their hands in to leave their hand prints.
I made a hole using a straw so I could thread some ribbon later.
I put them onto a non stick baking sheet and popped them into a preheated oven at 100°c for 2 hours. When ready it will be completely dried out and solid.
Leave them to completely cool and then it’s time to decorate. I used paint to turn them into a little santa hand print.
For finishing touches I added one glitter to santas hat, outlined the hand print with a marker pen and threaded some ribbon through the hole so it is ready to hang up!
These make such a cute decoration for the tree and would also make a lovely gift for family they’re a real keep sake and cost pence to make. I couldn’t resist making one for Lottie, she was really not playing ball with the hand print so we opted for a foot print instead!