Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Handprint Ornaments

  1. Mix it up
  2. Roll it out
  3. Cut circles with a cookie cutter or cup
  4. Press that sweet little hand in
  5. Poke a straw at the top for a hole
  6. Bake
  7. String a ribbon through it
  8. Once it cools, you can write on the back with a permanent marker.  Easy peasy.

  • Haha--these ornaments are heavy.
  • This would probably work much better with little teeny baby hands.
  • I think this would actually be a better project for a wall hanging than an ornament (see note above about weight).
  • You'll probably need two or three batches of the recipe above to make as many ornaments as we did (five or six... I think).
  • We had to trap Olivia in her high chair after dinner one night in order to do these.  And some hand prints turned out better than others.  With a one year old you just kind of do your best and call it good.  :)
  • In addition to the ones we made for Olivia's grandparents, we also made one for us and one for Olivia to keep.

Despite their hefty nature, I'm so glad we'll have these ornaments around in years to come to remind us of how small and sweet Olivia's hands are right now.  :)


Kathy Haynie said...

They may be easy-peasy, but they are precious!

A note about storage: I have had weevils get into salt dough ornaments and reduce them to powder. Best to store the little handprint inside a sealed ziplock bag during the year.

Although mine is hanging on the wall, next to my own kindergarten hand print. :)

Unknown said...

Oh! I'm so doing this today! We have a handprint that sits on a small easil, but nothing for the tree. Thanks for posting. :)

Cheers and Happy New Year!