Gift Idea

Here is a unique gift idea for your someone special. If you have a child(ren), make a clay print of their hand or foot. It is simple to do. And as you should have all these ingredients in your pantry anyway it should not cost you anything but a little time to do it.

You will need:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
Few drops food color

Add the food color to the water.
Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
Add water and flour together, a little at a time, until dough sticks together.
Flour a surface well.
Turn dough out on floured surface.
Roll out the dough to 1/4” to 1/2” thickness.
Trim the edges and smooth out.
Flour a cookie sheet.
Gently lift the dough and place on cookie sheet.
Place your child’s hand in the dough.
Punch two holes in the top of dough with a pencil for ribbon
Add the date and your child’s name.
Bake at 200° F in the oven for 3 or 4 hours.
Hang to dry.

Once completely dry and cooled , tie the ribbon through the holes.
Now it is ready to display.

Even if you don’t have children this is a nice thing for you to do for your SO. Just put your hands in it or put a special message on it. They are sure to love it. This will also thrill for other holidays and grandparents birthdays.

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