What better way to surprise grandparents or other family members for holidays than to make and gift a footprint salt dough keepsake?
This is a frugal craft perfect for kids of all ages – you can even turn it into a yearly tradition to keep track on the little footsie growth (oh how adorable).
Let’s make aFootprint Salt Dough Keepsake
What you need
- Salt Dough We share our salt dough recipe in the Handprint Santa Ornament post.
- craft paints
- wax paper
- cookie sheets
NOTE* The amount of dough you will need depends on the size of the feet you are imprinting
Roll your dough into a ball, cut a piece the size you need and flatten to about 1 inch thick on wax paper & cookie sheet
Lightly flour the top of the dough to prevent sticking
Firmly press each foot into the dough and carefully lift up off to create your print
At this point you can use a toothpick or similar object to write on your print (ex. name, date etc.)
Bake on 300 for about 2 hours (we tested this in the microwave and it was just too thick to dry correctly)
Allow to cool, then paint as desired. Makes a great gift!!