Earth Day Handprint & Photo Keepsake

I am excited to share this Earth Day activity we tried for the first time with my daughter, Aurora, 4 years old. We all love playdough in our home and love to create sensory play set ups, keepsakes or just leave the playdough in a tray available for my girls in our art area.

I will attach some pictures and share a tutorial about how we made our  Salt Dough Earth Day Handprint and Photo Keepsake! 💙🌏 

Here is out video tutorial on how we made this fun and lovely memory!

Check the Earth Day Keepsake tutorial on our Instagram page!

Here is what you need: blue and green salt dough, a small picture of your child/children heart shaped and laminated, a piece of string, a heart shaped cookie cutter and a round silicon cake mold.

ATTENTION: for this project use a silicon mold not a normal baking tray because you risk that your keepsake will break once you will remove it from the tray.

Playdough recipe: 1 1/2 cup of flour, 1 1/2 cup of salt and about 3 quarter cup of water. Add food coloring in the water before you start mixing. Mix slowly until you get the right consistency.

We mixed together the blue playdough with the green one to create a marbled look just like our planet.

Ask the child to press it down smoothly until it gets to 1cm of height, press handprint and make holes for the string. Use the cookie cutter to press out a heart in the middle of the hand palm. Use a toothpick to write any info you like. We wrote 2023 💙

Bake it for 3 hours at 100′ C Let it cool completely. We left it overnight. Next day I added the string and I glued the picture of my daughters Aurora and Francesca. I hanged it on a door. It looks so pretty, don’t you think? I hope you will make it!


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