Sunday, June 17, 2012

fathers day 2012

My husband could possibly be the hardest person to buy presents for in the world. I was stuck this year for a fathers day gift idea. Being a pinterest whore solved that problem! Welcome to the wonderful world of salt dough, an easy and inexpensive gift idea that the kids can help with. It's basically mix, press, bake, voila! My hubs loved it and I plan on making these cute prints for family christmas gifts this year. Being a whore pays off ;)

1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1/2 cup water 
(seriously, that's it)

*mix ingredients in a large bowl. You might have to play with it a little, if it's too sticky add a little more flour, if it's too crumbly add a little more water.

*form a nice smooth circle about an inch thick and place on baking sheet.

*have kiddies press a hand or foot into it, you might have to do this step a couple times until you get it right, just remold and press it out again.

*if you want to hang it use a straw to poke a hole.

*bake at 250 degrees for about 3 hrs or so, bake time varies on oven and thickness of dough, tap it with a knife or spoon, if it makes a hollow sound it's done.

*let it cool then decorate with acrylic paints or glitter, I didn't have time for this step but I'll be doing it for the christmas crafts.

*revel in the fact that you are one crafty bitch.

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