Finally, my last post for our FLOUR Series for the month of March. For our fifth activity, we have the Flour handprint decor. I had fun doing this series as I learned how versatile a kitchen material is. There still so many activities we can do with flour but for the first five, it was indeed a treat for Enzo and me.
I first saw this flour handprint decor from a friend’s Christmas tree last December. She made his son’s handprint and used it as an ornament in their tree. You know I am a sucker for sentimental value slash memorable mementos and I immediately wanted to make one. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the time to make one as I thought it was too late for Enzo to make it. But our March Play Challenge made me think otherwise.
So to end our FLOUR Series Challenge, we now have the FLOUR HANDPRINT DECOR.
Why do you need to make one?
For parents who still have little children or maybe babies, this is an easy and affordable way of keeping memorabilia. This way you would always recall how small their hands are. It is also a throwback treat for your child when they grow up. If you are like me who is very sentimental this is a good way of keeping them little, right?
So how do you make a FLOUR HANDPRINT DECOR? It’s easy like making bread! Literally!
Here are the ingredients:
4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 cup salt
1.5 cup warm water
- Combine all the ingredients and knead for 10 minutes. If the dough is too wet, add flour gradually. If it is too dry, add water gradually as well.
- To make sure if your dough is ready, it should not stick to your plate, or table where your kneading. If it still sticks add flour.
- Flatten the dough and then measure your child’s hand into the dough.
- If it fits, then press the hand softly into the dough.
- Your handprint decor is ready.
- In our case, we just let it dry under the sun but for those with an oven you can bake it at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. You can bake it for 1 – 2 hours.
- Optional: Once dried up, you can choose to design the handprint.
- Option 1: Before baking the dough, use a straw to put a hole so it can hang in your tree.
- Option 2: Just let it stand on a table as decor
It’s simple and fun. Plus your kids can learn different things with this activity! You can watch a short tutorial here too! 🙂