Santa Handprint Ornaments
Step 1: Make the salt dough:
* 1/2 cup salt
* 1/2 cup flour
* 1/4 cup water (a little more or less)
Knead until dough forms.
Step 2: Trace infant's/child's hand on a piece of cardboard. Cut out cardboard hand.
Step 3: Roll dough flat and place cardboard hand on top.
Step 4: Trace around the hand with a knife.
Step 5: Poke a hole in the palm of the hand with a straw or pencil.
Step 6: Bake the hand on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours.
Step 7: Paint
Step 8: Put some ribbon through the hole and hang.
Enjoy the reminder of how little your kids once were as you hang the Christmas ornaments on the tree each year.
You can also give these ornaments as a gift with this poem:
"This is to remind you when I grow so tall that once I was quite little and my hands were very small."