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Little Hands Paperweight

Little Hands Paperweight

Average User Rating: 44444 | 14 Ratings
Ages 3 and upAges 3 and Up
Duration: Over One Hour
Making a Little Hands Paperweight will help keep some precious memories.
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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Food coloring
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cookie sheet
  • Rolling pin
  • Butter knife, round or heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Toothpick
  • Oven
  • Poster paints (optional)

  • Make Salt Dough Clay:
    • Mix 2 cups all purpose flour with 1 cup of salt and water in a deep bowl.
    • Knead it until it's doughy.
    • Add food coloring or wait and paint finished paperweight.

  • Roll dough into a ball.

  • Put the ball onto a sheet of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet.

  • Roll the ball flat with a rolling pin until it's about 1 inch thick.

  • Spread your child's fingers and press his or her hand into the center of the clay.

  • Use a butter knife to cut a shape such as a circle or a heart around the handprint. You may also use a large round or heart shaped cookie cutter.

  • Write your child's name and the date with a toothpick somewhere on the paperweight.

  • Bake the dough at 200 degrees until it's dry (about 3 hours).

  • Let it cool.

  • Paint with poster paint if desired.
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