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

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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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