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Salt Dough Santa Handprint Ornament

By: Cathie & Steve

Create lasting memories with holiday handprint crafts.

At a Glance:

Project #14817 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Titanium White, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Apple Red, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Light Flesh, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Paints - Pink Rouge, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Paints - Charcoal Black, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.

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Mod Podge ® Collage Clay - Vanilla White

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Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.

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Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz.

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Mod Podge ® Brush Set, Detail

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Mod Podge ® Mod Melter

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Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Clear Sea Glass

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instructions

Other Supplies

Paintbrushes, Jingle bell, Wood plaque

Salt Dough Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 ½ Warm water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife

Instructions

Make the Salt Dough Handprint

  1. Mix the flour and salt.
  2. Slowly add the warm water. Stir to combine.
  3. Knead until soft and pliable.
  4. Add a small amount of flour to your work-surface. Roll out the dough.
  5. Press your hand into the dough.
  6. Use a knife to cut around your hand shape.
  7. Bake at 300° for 1.5-2 hours. Cool.

Decorate the Salt Dough Handprint

  1. Turn the handprint so the fingers are positioned facing down. The fingers will be the beard. Paint the mid-palm/face area with flesh. Paint the fingers, top of the head and tip of the hat with Titanium White. Paint the hat area Apple Red, With a dry bush, paint cheeks using Pink Rouge Pearl. Add an Apple Red nose. Add a moustache with White. Using a detail paintbrush, add eyes and highlights with Charcoal Black. Add a pink mouth under the nose.
  2. Using the star tip, add Collage Clay along the beard, hat rim and tip. Sink a jingle bell into the hat tip. Allow to dry for 8 hours.
  3. Paint Mod Podge Sparkle over the beard and moustache area. Allow to dry.
  4. Paint Mod Podge Satin over the hat, sides and face area to seal.
  5. Paint the wood plaque Yellow Citron. Using the Mod Melter, attach the handprint Santa to the center of the plaque.
Tip: To make a hanging handprint ornament, just poke a hole in the top of the ornament prior to baking.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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