So I found a recipe online today to make your own "clay" for hand and feet impressions.
Excellent. Evening project :)
Jesse and I enjoyed making this, and have officially decided to do them every Christmas. After it's dry, the idea is that we'll hang it in a shadow box next to a Christmas picture of Lily and put it in her room. Assuming we keep this going and do it yearly, we'll have a cute progression, starting with her first Christmas.
The recipe is super easy, and I'm adding it here for all my friends who might want to make some as well:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 cup water
Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat to low and continue stirring until the mixture is thick and creamy, and hard to stir. Remove from heat; knead with your hands when cool, then flatten with a rolling pin.
See? Easy. The recipe recommended using a chopstick to poke a hole in the top for hanging purposes, or adding jewels/decorations while the clay is still wet, and definitely dating the project!!
|little feet..look at that runner's stance!|
|and now for the hand..|
|you can kind of see the red sparkles I added to my nails..|