Our Kid-made Christmas Series are coming to a close, BUT not without me sharing this fabulous snowman fingerprint photo frame gift idea!
We do love making keepsake photo frames from salt dough. You can see our whole collection HERE, we have more than twenty!
Now for the tutorial.
First, make your salt dough: 1 cup of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of salt. Mix your coloring(we used blue) with 1/2 cup of water. Then add to the flour and salt and combine until it has the consistency of playdough.
Flatten the dough, 1cm thick , on the cookie sheet you will use to bake the keepsake.
Cut the photo frame shape. You can simply cut by hand, using a knife, or use two sizes of containers like we did to get the shapes *almost* perfect. Remove the excess dough in the middle carefully.
Press the kids’ fingerprints for the snowmen. You can decide where and how many you would like to do.
Add the date and the names with . Remember to make the holes for the string too! We had a very hot and dry day, so our dough dried and started to crack a bit while we were still busy, that is the reason the names and date did not come out that clearly. (The photo below was taken by my daughter, apologies that its a bit blurry, but it shows the imprints more clearly than after baking.)
Bake the frame for around 3 hours at 80’C or 160’F. If it is not completely hardened, leave overnight to air dry. Then, after it cooled, color and decorate the snowmen. I used markers for this, but one can use paint too. I also splatted a bit of white paint around the frame that resembles snow.
Lastly, add the string and photo. The photo can be attached to a piece of cardboard first and then attached to the back of the salt dough frame using craft glue.
Such a pretty keepsake photo frame! This would make a great gift at Christmas time for grandparents, don’t you think? We just love how this snowman fingerprint photo frame turned out!
Also check out this Christmas corsage gift shared yesterday!