It was both sets of Grandparents Wedding Anniversaries last week so I decided to make something they could treasure and keep from Emmy. I decided on Salt dough Casts of Emmy’s hands.
What you need:
2 cups of plain flour
1cup of salt
1 cup of water
(It doesn’t matter on the cup size as long as you use the same cup/container to measure all of the ingredients, I only wanted a little amount of Dough so used the bottom of Emmy’s lolly maker)
What to do:
Mix the flour and salt well together then slowly mix in the water until you have made a smooth Dough. Turn this out onto a floured surface and kneed for about 5 minutes. It is best to leave standing for around 20 minutes before using it. (Just like Bread Dough).
It does become less sticky once it is kneeded on the floured surface!!
Once I had left it for 20 minutes, using this time to clean up the flour and Emmy I then rolled it out and made into a circle shape, pressed Emmy’s clean hand into the dough and using a cocktail stick wrote “Emily – 18 months” on it.
I then baked it in the oven on 110 degrees (the lowest setting on my oven for just over an hour) They can also be air dried for about 3 days! I hadn’t left myself enough time for this.
Once cooled I let Emmy paint it, added a ribbon and we had a great present for both sets of Grandparents to keep forever.