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Memory Handprint

Memory Handprint

1cup flour
1cup salt
Cookie Sheet
Construction Paper
Crayons or markers

In a bowl, mix flour and salt. Slowly add enough water to form a firm clay-like mixture.

Lightly grease the cookie sheet. Using the dough, roll out a circular shape that is big enough for your hand and about 1/2" thick.

Firmly press your entire hand, fingers spread, into the center of the rolled dough then carefully remove it, leaving your hand print.

Preheat oven to 225º F and place cookie sheet in oven for 2-4 hours, or until the dough is dry.  Allow to completely cool.

Make sure to write the date and your age on the back with the markers.

For the card, use the construction paper and crayons/markers to decorate it. You can also use one of the following poems on it:

When I was Very Small

Sometimes I might upset you
Just because I'm small
By leaving fingerprints of mine
On a table, chair or wall.
But everyday I grow a bit
And I'll be big one day
When all my tiny fingerprints
Have long been cleaned away
So keep these prints of my two hands
To help you to recall
Just how big my fingers were
That time when I was small.

These Little Hands

These little hands can give a hug
Pat-a-cake or throw a ball
They put smudges on the wall
Because I'm only just so tall
They love to clap or hold your hand
Whenever you can play
But when I'm grown and far away
These little hands with you will stay

Handprint Poem

I miss you when we're not together
I'm growing up so fast
See how big I've gotten
Since you saw me last?
As I grow, I'll change a lot,
The years will fly right by.
You'll wonder how I grew so quick
When and where and why?
So look upon this hand print plaque
That's hanging on your wall.
And memories will come back of me,
When I was very small

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