How to Make Ink for Baby Handprints

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When it comes to creating crafts that are personalized for your precious baby, safety is always a concern especially when it comes to working with chemical mixes. Making baby hand prints is a craft that allows you to creatively track your baby's size change from month to month using safe and common materials in your home. Creating ink for hand prints is a simple and inexpensive craft that you can complete in order to begin making hand prints while keeping harsh chemicals away.

Things You'll Need

  • Cooking pot
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pack unsweetened, flavored drink mix
  • 1/4-cup salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Bowl
  • Stirring spoon
  • Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the cooking pot and bring it to a boil.

  • Mix 1 cup of flour, 1 pack of unsweetened, flavored drinking mix and 1/4-cup of salt in the bowl. Stir thoroughly with a mixing spoon until it is mixed well.

  • Pour boiling water slowly into the bowl and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil into the mixture. Stir rapidly to create a semi-thick texture. Allow ink to cool for fifteen to twenty minutes until it is cool to the touch.

  • Dip hands into the mixture once the ink is cooler and place hand onto paper, wood or canvas to create a print.

  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water once you are finished making hand prints.

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