anyone know how to make these?

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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I want to make ornaments of my kid's handprint out of plaster or clay or whatever those things are made of, but I don't know how. I don't want to buy a kit because I am sure it is not hard to do at home. Does anyone have a recipe for the plaster? Or how to bake it? Or even a website I could go  to to get this info?

by on Dec. 9, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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corbenleesmama
by on Dec. 9, 2009 at 1:30 PM

I was wanting to know the same thing! Heres a bump!

JBIRDSLADIE
by on Dec. 9, 2009 at 1:52 PM
BubbasNana
by on Dec. 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Here is a website that may help you!

http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/baby-handprint.html

and here is a RECIPE AND INSTRUCTIONS:

12 small hand prints

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1
    Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 2
    Roll dough out and cut around hand or cut circles out for making hand imprints. Use cookie cutters for ornaments or gift tags. If necessary, slightly dampen pieces to make them stick together.
  3. 3
    Make a small hole for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
  4. 4
    Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your items are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.
  5. 5
    Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny.


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JoysMom
by on Dec. 11, 2009 at 8:35 AM

It may be cheating, but crayola model magic the clay that air dries works great and being crayola the color is vibrant :) It's also real light so it could be an ornament.


Mommygoose
by on Dec. 11, 2009 at 8:40 AM


Quoting BubbasNana:

Here is a website that may help you!

http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/baby-handprint.html

and here is a RECIPE AND INSTRUCTIONS:

12 small hand prints

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1
    Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 2
    Roll dough out and cut around hand or cut circles out for making hand imprints. Use cookie cutters for ornaments or gift tags. If necessary, slightly dampen pieces to make them stick together.
  3. 3
    Make a small hole for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
  4. 4
    Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your items are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.
  5. 5
    Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny.

 

The salt dough recipe I use calls for 250 degrees for 2-2.5 hours, less chance of burning. I LOVE these ornaments!!! You can make other shapes as well, not just hand/foot prints. Use a straw to poke a hole to put string through after cooling. The crayola model magic works great also if you want to spend the $$. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

rissa_doll
by on Dec. 11, 2009 at 8:46 AM


Quoting Mommygoose:


Quoting BubbasNana:

Here is a website that may help you!

http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/baby-handprint.html

and here is a RECIPE AND INSTRUCTIONS:

12 small hand prints

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1
    Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 2
    Roll dough out and cut around hand or cut circles out for making hand imprints. Use cookie cutters for ornaments or gift tags. If necessary, slightly dampen pieces to make them stick together.
  3. 3
    Make a small hole for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
  4. 4
    Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your items are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.
  5. 5
    Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny.


The salt dough recipe I use calls for 250 degrees for 2-2.5 hours, less chance of burning. I LOVE these ornaments!!! You can make other shapes as well, not just hand/foot prints. Use a straw to poke a hole to put string through after cooling. The crayola model magic works great also if you want to spend the $$. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

This is what I did and mine also said 250 for 2 hours, it is slower but you have less chance of burning it that way...I have used this recipe to do handprints and also other types of ornaments, you can use cookie cutters to cut the dough into fun shapes and then like was mentioned use a straw to make a hole before baking. For the handprints i pressed a wire hook into the back before baking. Have fun!

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