A Cowboy's Life: DIY Salt Dough Footprints

DIY Salt Dough Footprints

10:34:00 PM

Last week was my mom's birthday and we wanted to give her a gift that Carson made. We decided on making salt dough footprints. It's really simple and easy, but more fun than having him just make a card with a bunch of stickers on it for her.

(Affiliate links are used in this post to make this project.) 
Supplies needed:
1/2 cup water

Mix all the ingredients into a bowl until it has the consistency of play dough.

Then shape the dough however you want. Place it on the floor and have your little one make impressions with their feet. We inscribed a little note so she would remember which grandkid this was from!

Bake at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours. This is the hard part - waiting that long seems like an eternity for a 2 year old!

After it has cooled, paint and wrap it up for grandma! (Someone may have been a bit wiggly while making the impression!)

*All the grandkids call my mom Pacca  (that's what my niece came up and since she was the first grandkid she got naming rights!) Also, Carson says all his Y's as L's, so that is why Lou is on the gift.


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  1. Carson, wiggly!?! No way! You know I saw the initials on this and the first thought I had was CowBoy. Then I realized nope that is Carson Beene!

  2. I love capturing my kids tiny prints! This is perfect for that. Pinning :) Thanks for sharing at The Makers.
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

  3. awww! What a cute valentine - him and the salt print! :)

  4. Hi there ~ I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this fun salt dough footprint plaque at our Making Monday link party which goes live Sunday eve at 8pm eastern.


    Come take a look! And we’d love to have you share more of your great projects. :) Have a fantastic weekend.

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

    1. Wow, thank you! Of course I will share more projects:)

  5. How cute is that!! I bet she loves it!!
    Thanks for sharing with us a Project Inspire{d}-AnExtraorordinaryDay.net!

  6. Thats so cute! Handmade stuff is way nicer :) Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

  7. These are such a great idea! Thanks for sharing on #toddlerfunfriday


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