I’m a sucker for any craft that incorporates the size of a child’s hand. Last year, we made a wreath featuring Travis’s handprints. This year we switched our art medium to clay. This little dish is perfect for holding holiday candies, and would also make a great gift for grandparents on your Christmas list!
To start, we gathered our materials: air-dry clay and balloons. Balloons and clay first thing in the morning? Travis was in heaven!
Blow up one balloon to a size your child can comfortably hold in his or her hand; set aside.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of paper and cut out; set aside.
Now flatten your clay using a rolling pin until it is large enough to hold the handprint.
Use a clay slicing tool or plastic knife to cut around the handprint.
Now here’s the slightly funny part: drape the hand over the balloon, and let sit somewhere kids can’t touch it or mess with it until dry.
Once dry, remove the balloon and set your hand on the counter as a decorative dish.
Don’t forget to inscribe with kids’ names and the year, so you’ll always remember!