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Salt Dough Handprint Ornament, Painted Santa

I painted my daughters handprints as Santa Claus and I loved how they turned out. You could paint them however you want or even change the outer shape around the handprint. The possibilities are endless but this is a must for little ones because they grow WAY TO FAST and you want to cherish how little their hands once were. Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you do this to remember how little your baby once was.

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This recipe made enough for 2 handprints, my daughters are 1 & 4 so they have little hands. This recipe is easy to double if you need more or have bigger kids.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl and pat flat and make handprints. Pole hole before baking if you want to hang it up.
  2. Bake at 200 degrees F for 3 hours.
  3. Let dry fully.
  4. Paint whatever design you wish and string ribbon through hole and hang!
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Christmas Wreath Craft for Kids

This is a simple but super fun craft for kids to make. My daughter made it last Christmas easily and she just turned 2, but I think with help even younger can do it. All you need is a few items and let them be as creative as they like. Happy Holidays and happy crafting!

Christmas Wreath Craft

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Materials

  • paper plate, center cut out
  • green tissue ripped or cut into squares
  • glitter paper, cut into ovals (to look like christmas lights)

 

DIY Tulle Winter Wreath

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This beautiful snowy white winter wreath is the perfect winter decoration. It can be up through Christmas time and carry into January and February. I really love tulle wreaths as if you could tell :) and this snow one is simple but perfect for my front door this winter.

Tulle Winter Wreath

Materials

1 Styrofoam wreath
1 roll of white tulle 6 x 25
ribbon in what ever color you want to be an accent color (I used a white with silver sparkly dots but any color would be pretty)
crystallized branches from the craft store
push sewing pins or hot glue gun (I used pins)

Directions

  1. Cut your tulle into 16″ pieces.
  2. Then take one strip at a time, and double knot it around the wreath, puffy side straight out to the sides.
  3. String a piece of ribbon through one piece of tulle at the top of your wreath to hang it from, and do the same with a piece at the bottom and tie in a bow, this bow can be as big or little as you want.
  4. Pin or glue the crystallized branches so they don’t move.
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