How to make a baby’s handprint as a keepsake

Do you dream to make a memory imprint of the handle or legs of your child? Recently, it has gained great popularity, and ready-made purchase sets help to make prints effortlessly.

But at home, you can repeat something similar from a regular salt dough.


What is needed:

  • Wheat flour - 1 tbsp.

  • Salt - 0.5 tbsp.

  • Water - about 0.5 tbsp.

  • As well as foil (or parchment for baking) and a rolling pin.

We make a cast for a long memory

Mix salt and flour, add water a little until the consistency of elastic dough.

Roll the dough into a layer about 1-1.5 cm thick on a sheet of foil or parchment.

If the baby is not already very small, he can participate in this process. Tip: if the rolling pin sticks strongly to the dough, moisten it with water. Then press the handle or leg of the child into the rolled dough.

On the side with a toothpick, a dotted pattern can squeeze out the name and date.

Leave to dry in a place without direct sunlight for 2 weeks. When the prints are completely dry and harden, they can be varnished.