Handprint Plaque - Fun with Mama

Handprint Plaque

by Nadia Tayob on September 30, 2009

in Art & Painting, Crafts

These handprint plaques are a great keepsake as well as a great gift for grandparents.

Here is how to make these simple and cheap handprint plaque keepsakes:

Mix 1 1/2 cups salt and 4 cups flour in a large bowl. Gradually add about 1 1/2 cups of water(i used 2 cups) until dough forms a ball around the spoon.(I mixed with my hands).

Knead the dough with your hands until it looks right as seen above.

We wanted our plaques to be in circles/ovals so we just shaped them by hand.
Then place childs hand into the dough until their handprint remains. Attach a paperclip to the back of the dough.

Place them on a baking sheet.

Bake on 250 degrees in the oven for 30 minutes to an hour or until dry.

When done paint with acrylic and embellish as desired.

Let the paint dry then String ribbon through the paperclip to hang it up.

If you make this I’d love to see it! Leave the link in the comments section so others can see it as well.

We found this recipe at kids craft magazine.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chanda October 2, 2009 at 3:57 am

Stopping by from SITS…glad I came by! I love this! Must do it with my little ones.


2 Chanda October 2, 2009 at 3:59 am

And I'm your newest follower! I'm always looking for fun stuff to do with my kids. Thanks for sharing!


3 Melissa October 3, 2009 at 8:50 am

Fun idea! I will have to try it when we get back from our long trip. My kids and I are going on a 3 week trip to visit grandparents. I will have to keep up with what you are doing though so I can try some when I get back.


4 A Frugal Friend October 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

Oh, I did something like this as a kid……..thanks for sharing this. I'd love to have one with my daughter's handprint.


5 Nicole {tired, need sleep} October 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Thanks for the recipe! They turned out great!!


6 Mount Belly Mama November 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Hi! We're going to try this, but you don't say how thick to make them.


7 Skooks May 6, 2010 at 5:46 am


Thanks for the sweet little tute. My daughter and I just finished making some handprints and they're sitting out to dry right now. Will post them up on the blog after we paint them.


8 Jedda May 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

looks so fun!


9 Skooks July 24, 2010 at 2:24 am

Forgot to come back and post this, but here was our completed project! http://www.skooksplayground.com/2010/07/fragile-childrens-art-projects.html


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