I’m a very artsy crafty person, or at least I like to think that I am! I love having a wee go at new things. So naturally I jumped at the chance to give making my own salt dough keepsake a go, to take a lovely DIY foot and/or hand impression of my beautiful 8-week old daughter.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t think it would work, but low & behold it did and I was well impressed!
Here are the ingredients:-
1 cup of salt
1 cup of plain flour
Half a cup of warm water
All you do is add the salt & plain flour together, then gradually add the water until it forms a dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour (teaspoon at a time) or if it’s too dry, add more water (a teaspoon at a time) until you get it just right.
Roll the dough out onto some baking paper (between 1 & 2cm thick will do), I rolled mine into a circle and cut it down to fit into my baking tin (it helps to have a hard surface when those little toes/fingers are getting pressed!) then you pop it into your oven at 100 degrees C for 3hrs. If the dough is still soft on the underside, flip it over and bake for a further 2hrs. The lower the heat the better or else the dough will rise!!
I tried this for the first time this morning, and I was surprised at how well it worked! Here are the tootsies of my gorgeous baby girl!
If you’ve just recently had a little one give it a go! I’m even going to get handprints of my 4 & 7yr old kiddies too! They’ll make fab wall decorations! xx