Plaster Handprint Activity

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Plaster can be used for so many fun, sensory activities.  You can either use store-bought plaster or make your own.

You will need (for homemade plaster handprint): salt, water, measuring cups, flour, bowl, spoons, aluminum foil, paint, paintbrushes, paper plates, and cake pan.

1.  Boil 2 1/2 cups of water, then add 2 cups of salt and stir until the salt dissolves.

2.  Put 4 cups of flour (we use gluten-free) into a bowl and pour the salt water over the flour.

3.  Using a spoon, stir the flour and salt water until it is mixed together thoroughly.

4.  Knead the flour mixture until the dough is smooth.

5.  Shape the plaster dough into your desired shape.  You may want to use a cake pan to help you make the shape that you desire.  Gently press your child’s hand into the plaster to create an imprint.

6.  Bake your plaster hand print for approximately three hours at 225 degrees Fahrenheit.  For best results, bake on a cookie sheet covered by a layer of aluminum foil.

7.  Paint your plaster handprint piece after it is cool.

8.  Display to be admired and treasured.

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