Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Squish It!

Ages ago, Michelle gave me four kits for making handprint molds, and I finally had a chance to do them recently. You get this ball of "dough" and roll it out like a pancake and press your child's hand into it to leave a handprint. Then you press this round frame around it to cut off the edges and leave you with a nice, mostly circular, mold to hang on the wall after it hardens. Well, I decided to let the kids play with the excess "dough" before I threw it away.

The kids had a good time squishing it in their hands and poking it with the little rolling pins.

Then Jonathan decided that wasn't much fun and just started tearing his to bits!

After that they all started trying to eat it, so that was the end of this little craft project! I need to take pictures of the finished product. I don't know how that will turn out. The handprints are white, so I don't know if they'll show up, but I'll give it a shot!


BoufMom9 said...

OH! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hasn't done these yet! I was given them for the twins at my shower and have yet to do them and they are almost 18 months. LOL
The kids look like they had fun doing it. Maybe I'll wait a few months and give it a go too...

Matt said...

boy, those kids continue to be cute. They'll make fine Canadians some day.