Mother's Day is on it's way! As a child care provider, my favorite crafts to do with kids are gifts for the holidays. Currently I care for two toddler girls (ages 3 and 4). Thanks to Pinterest, I came across a tutorial for making plaques with foot or hand prints. No plaster needed! Here's how you can make a lovely, sturdy plaque using a simple salt dough.
- 1cup flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
Mix ingredients using a fork. Should be about the same consistency as PlayDough.
Mold into desired shape or use to create separate molds. I made one big mold.
Have kids lightly press foot or hand into the dough. When writing I used a straight metal stick, poking not gliding the letters.
Bake at 200•F for 3 hours
If you did one big mold like myself, you'll want to flip and bake an additional hour and a half or so. The bottom and middle front was still a bit soft.
Once it cooled off I used an acrylic pearl coat. Don't waste your time using a paint brush, Created thick streaks, so I switched to a sponge instead.