Day 7:Handprint Ornaments

Now that we have done a couple of christmas home decor ideas, lets start decorating the tree. What better way to decorate the tree than a handmade, handprinted ornament?  This DIY Project works best to start in the evening and then finish the next day!


Supplies:

  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Lukewarm Water
  • 1 Large Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Twine
  • Parchment Paper
  • Dough Roller
  • Straw/Ink Pen
  • Colored Acyclic Paint
  • Paint Brushes

How to:

First, mix the salt and the flour together.

Next, Add in the water, stir, and kneed the dough (about one minute) Should almost look like pizza dough. If it feels dry, DO NOT add water, just wet your hand a little bit and kneed the dough a couple more seconds.

Then, lay the dough on parchment paper, sprinkle some flour so it doesn’t stick, then roll out your dough. Don’t roll out to thin, just make sure it is even. You want it to make sure it is think enough for the handprint!

Next, put flour or you and your child’s hand, then press your hands into the dough, to leave a nice even handprint! Then once finished, cut out the handprint from the excess dough. Afterwards, make sure you even out the sides with your fingers.

Take a straw or ink pen and poke a hole straight through whatever end you would like to hang the ornament from!

Next, bake in the oven at 200° for 2 hours, flipping them ever 30 minutes. For best results, let them cool overnight! 

The next day, get out the pain and brushes, christmas music and lets paint our handprint ornaments! Let them dry, loop the twine through, hang on the tree!


BY:KAM HARDY

Sources: Snowman Crafts

Click Here to watch their step-by-step guide to these ornaments

 

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