Salt Dough Foot Print Keepsakes

Salt Dough Foot Print Keepsakes

Salt dough recipe:

1 cup salt

1 cup plain flour

Half a cup of warm water

Mix together into a large bowl and knead it until smooth and stretchy. This last part is important otherwise the dough remains sticky and quite granular from the salt. If it is still too sticky add a bit more flour, if too dry and crumbly then add a tiny touch more water. A little bit of trial and error is all that is needed and it really is so easy!

Once the dough was kneaded I divided it into equal parts and found a shallow bowl that was big enough to accommodate the full length of both girls’ feet. I then squished one part into the bowl and flattened it around to the edges.
The plaques then went into the oven for 3 hours at 100 degrees C (around 200 degrees F). They need to be placed on baking parchment or greaseproof paper so that they don’t stick. It needs to be on a very low heat for a length of time to thoroughly dry out and harden. If the oven is too hot they will rise and “cook”. The thinner the dough and the lower the temperature, the better these will turn out! If they are still doughy in the centre after 3 hours then turn them over and put them back in for another 2 hours. If you want to hang them up make a hole with a straw. Let cool then paint. And there you have it a gift for mom, dad, or the grandparents

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4Milagro RiveraMilwaukee, Wisconsin
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04/25/14
4Milagro Rivera
well I honestly don't know I found the recipe online, but iam goin to hang mine, and I think you could possible use them as stepping stones. but I can look up others and see if there are any that use a something different so they don't break.
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    04/25/14
    4Milagro Rivera
    So I read up on some of them but if you make it thick enough it could be a stepping stone.
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      04/25/14
      4Milagro Rivera
      your welcome ladies. I tried it out myself tonight just a test before we make them for the kids grandmas. so I will post pix tomorrow of how they came out.
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