Make a lovely rainbow handprint keepsake with your kids, perfect for St. Patrick’s day or Spring-time!
We have not done a new handprint keepsake this year, (last year we made loads, check it out HERE), so this rainbow keepsake was created!
How to make a salt dough keepsake:
Use equal amounts of flour and salt(1 cup each with half a cup of water). If yo find it too grainy, add a little more flour.
Roll out the dough, about 1 cm thick. Shape your dough like a cloud. Then press a hand and also the clover (a cookie cutter was used here).
Add the date with Alphabet cookie stamps and make two little holes for the string.
Bake the keepsake in the oven for 3 hours at plus-minus 80’C/160’F(and leave overnight, upside down, to dry out more).
After it is completely dry and hardened, color the rainbow. (we used our chalk markers to color the hand a rainbow. One can use paint as well.
This was not varnished yet, but I did, however, see with another project that damp weather softened the frame so I would recommend spraying your salt dough project with a Clear Varnish to protect it.
Lastly, a string and a photo were added to finish it off.
A lovely rainbow keepsake to make with the kids before St. Patrick’s Day or whenever you feel like rainbows!