Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Crafts - Hand-print Santa Salt dough decorations.

These easy to make santa decorations are fun for children (and adults!) to make and are a lovely keepsake for years to come. 

They are simple to make and just require 3 items to make the dough itself -

- 1/2 cup of plain flour
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of salt

Just add all of the above into a bowl and mix/knead to form a dough.
Roll out the dough to approx 1.5/2cm   thick and then create your hand-prints in the dough!

Cut around the handprints leaving a small border and don't forget to poke a hole into the top of your decorations (around 2cm from the top) so that you can hang it up!.

Now place onto greaseproof paper and place into the oven on the lowest setting for your oven or around 100C for 3-4 hours and then leave to cool. 

Once cooled you can decorate your hand prints as you please! Here are ours.... 
You can also them in PVA glue to set them and keep them lasting longer and give them the shiney finish, You could also use a lacquer spray or varnish to do this. 

Dont forget to pop over to over facebook page HERE and show us your creations! 

xXx

20 comments:

  1. I am so jealous you can get a handprint from your little one! Mine just scrunches the dough or I would be making hundreds of these! Still time to convince her to join in lol thank you for adding to linky

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  2. This looks so fun, and is a fab way to have the whole family involved!They really turned out amazing and cute :) x
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  3. I love this easy to make Christmas decoration, and I have a feeling my 5 year old son would love making it too. Thank you for sharing!
    Lilinha Angel's World

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  4. I love salt dough, we still have some decorations my older kids made when they are tiny, and must do some with my youngest this year!

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  5. These are brilliant...I've got the tree arriving next week so this would be a great weekend craft, thank you!

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  6. The boys loved making stars so may have to give these a try too.

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  7. love these. salt dough is great for decorations!

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  8. This is a fab idea. I've been talking to my two about how we need to get started on the salt dough decorations again this year - we'll add these to the list!

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  9. These are brilliant and would make such lovely gifts x

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  10. I love these... I'm so going to try them myself!

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  11. Such a clever design, I'd never have thought of that!

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  12. These look fabulous - what a lovely idea for a Christmas craft :-)

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  13. Oh i love your craft so much! Pinned!

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  14. These are so cute and would make great gifts for Grandparents.

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  15. Wow, these are just extra cute! Such a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Not seen Santa done this way before. What a fab idea!

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  17. These are fabulous! Such a great idea!

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  18. We made similar things to this for the grandparents a few years ago. They loved them :)

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  19. Aww what a fab Christmassy idea! Love it! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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