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Baby's First Hand/Foot Mold!

Updated on March 16, 2013
rough *no paint*
rough *no paint*

Baby's First Keepsake's

Congratulations! You just spent a really long 9 months building sweet screaming, pooping life! Now its time to have some fun with him or her. :D Whether this is your first, second, or third child, molds make great gifts and or decoration for your baby's new nursery! Lets get started!

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup salt

3/4 cup water

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F

2. Combine flour and salt and gradually add water, until it forms a dough.

3. Kneed well until it is well set up and is no longer sticky. *NOTE* (If still sticky add 1tsp of flour at a time, If too dry add tsp water at a time.)

4. Roll out or flatten until it is 1-2cm thick. *NOTE* you can be creative and use any shape of mold that you want.

5. Carefully use baby's hand and foot to make deep impressions. *NOTE* (This can be quite tricky, make sure your baby is happy and find someone to help you out :) I had my spouse hold her while I imprinted.

6. If you want to hang your mold on the wall, be sure to make two holes on both sides with a straw, and later you can thread ribbon or whatever you like through to hang it.

7. Set the mold on baking paper and on to a baking tray, and pop it into the oven for about 2-3 hours, turning once. *NOTE* (If mold is still soft turn off your oven and let them sit in the oven to dry for 2 more hours.)

8. Once dry and fully cooled. You are now free to paint and thread your mold.

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      I will surely do this :) Well Once I get married and have kids. This is really cute :)

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      Claudia 4 years ago from Mid-Missouri

      It's not to late.. It's really fun! I was going to paint mine, but I kinda like the natural look on it. ;D

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      Jo 4 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      I always wanted to make one of these, but didn't get around to it. Maybe it's not too late to get my girls hand prints now that they are 5 and 7. Thank you for the recipe, I might give it a go later today.