I know that boys aren’t sentimental, but mommies are!
When I was growing up my mom always made those plaster of paris footprints in pie tins for us and I always love getting it out and seeing how small I was. We also put our hands in poured concrete at my grandparent’s house. So fun!
Whether Liam enjoys seeing this when he gets older or not, I thought it’d be something fun to capture. It’s really simple too!
Mix up your dough and feel free to add more water if needed.
Then, I made it into a ball that I flattened out using parchment paper to make it smooth. Stick the foot or hand in the dough ball and voila, bake it and you have your fossilized footprint!
I decided to paint mine with some acrylic paint. I did one foot print white and one yellow. And now, I have a keepsake to treasure how little his feet were.
Ahh, melts my heart.
from The Imagination Tree
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup water
- Combine all the ingredients. If the dough seems too dry, add more water.
- Split the dough into two.
- Shape the dough and place on a baking sheet (or oven safe plate), covered with parchment paper. I smoothed the top of the dough out by laying parchment paper on top and rubbing my hands on it.
- Gently push either a foot or hand into the dough circles.
- Bake at 200°F for 3-6 hours until dry.
- Allow to cool.
- (Optional) Paint with acrylic paint.
- If the dough is still wet underneath after they bake, turn over and bake some more until completely dry and hard.