Christmas Crafting

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I finally got around to doing a little Christmas crafting with my little guy.  Crafts are a little tricky with a 7 month old, especially a teething 7 month old.  Which, by the way, we have our first tooth, YAY!! 
So, together we made his first hand print ornament.  I saw several hand print/footprint crafts on Pinterest, but I figured this was a pretty safe a fool-proof way to go. I kept it pretty simple, writing "Wyatt's 1st Christmas 2013" on the back. I've seen some that are painted, maybe next year.
To make these, I:
1. Mixed 1/2 C flour, 1/2C salt, and 1/4C water in a bowl with my hands. Should be the consistency of dough.
2. Rolled out the dough and used a cup to create large circles.
3. Squished Wyatt's little hands into the dough to make an impression.
4. Baked at 200 degrees for 3 hours.  I've also seen some people bake for about 30 minutes at 300 degrees. I'm sure both work the same.
It was definitely a fun craft, and we now have a memory and an ornament to last for years to come!
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