How to Make Ink for Baby Handprints

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

Step 1

Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the cooking pot and bring it to a boil.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Tip

Some slight staining may occur from the Kool-aid. It will come off with two to three washes.

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