I am not the most crafty nor the most creative person around. However, I figured I better start getting my craft on now that I have a little one. For weeks I have been inspired by all the crafty blogs I read. But you see I can be extremely lazy and never got around to it until this week! No judging, got it? I did the best I could with my craft (or lack there of) skills.
I found the original recipe at Homemade Grit, but I quartered the recipe incase I messed up, and you see, I didn’t want to waste all that flour and salt.
- 1 Cup of flour
- 1/4 cup salt
- Just over 1/4 cup of water
*I was able to make two handprints and one footprint.
Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Knead for 15-20 minutes (that’s what it said on the original recipe, not sure how long I did it though).
Roll out the dough until you think it is thin enough. Take a cup, bowl or any shape you have that is big enough for a handprint and/or footprint. I used a mug for the handprint, and bowl for the footprint. I don’t have cookie cutters, because, well, not I only am I not crafty, I am not much of a baker either. I never said I was a Susie homemaker!
Turn the oven on to 300 degrees, and bake the little guys for about 20-30 minutes. Check on them because depending on the thickness depends how long you bake them. Take them out once you think they are ready and let cool. Make sure they are hard because if they are still soft after cooling, there is a good chance, in my opinion they will get moldy. No one want a moldy handprint.
I was pleasantly surprised my first attempt kind of turned out. So, I am going to juice a beet and make a rich red coloured handprint. I will keep you posted on if it will work. Fingers and toes crossed, right?
What do you think? Not bad for a first time crafter?
I am not going to lie when you see my handprint and footprint and then the homemade grits handprint there is a slight difference in the quality. I am going to say that she has been doing this far longer than I have. I guess I just need to work at it before I become the next Marta Stewart!
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