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These days, many parents resort to technology in order to keep their kids entertained and occupied, completely forgetting the benefits of arts and crafts.
Technology is very useful, of course, and it’s good to introduce kids to it early, but that should never come at the expense of them learning to make things with their own hands.
So, here’s an activity you can do with your children that is guaranteed to be both great fun and truly memorable!
It’s an art project that includes baking! The dough you will use here is made purely from food ingredients, which makes it a safe activity to involve the young ones in.
It’s great as a DIY gift for the family. You can imprint your kids’ feet (and even hands), and give it to your husband/wife or to grandma/grandpa!
You can also make smaller versions of these with a little hole on top so that you can use it as ornaments, say for the Christmas tree. :)
Making salt dough footprint art is not an activity you can leave entirely for the kids to do, but it’s a fun activity to bond with them!
Take a look at more ideas for this salt dough art through our album below for inspiration. :)
Think your family is going to love this idea for Christmas?
You’ll need these ingredients and materials:
- 1 cup of Salt
- 1 cup of Flour
- 1/2 cup Water
- Mixing Bowl
- Parchment Paper
- Acrylic Paint
- Craft Spray Sealer (important if you intend to display it outdoors)
And these tools:
- Foam Paint Brush
- Knife (for shaping the dough if you want)
- Fork (or any other item you can use for writing on the dough)
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Thanks to roamingrosie for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…