DIY: Salt Dough Keepsakes
Your little one’s hands and feet are only going to be this tiny for so long — why not do an easy project at home that’s the perfect keepsake to remember them at this age?
Salt dough keepsakes are so fun, and I love this round-up of tutorials all with their own twist on the concept of making keepsakes out of this simple dough. Have fun!
Salt Dough Keepsake DIY
All the recipes are very similar, but unique ideas set them apart. Let’s get creative!
Metal Punch Letters and Numbers
I love how this mama got creative with metal punches to personalize her keepsakes even more. Find out more here.
Let the Littles Paint
This salt dough was pressed by little feet and painted by little hands! If your baby is a bit older, let her paint the keepsake yourself for an effect that is completely adorable. Find out more here.
This mom used whole wheat flour in her salt dough to make the keepsake look like sand. So clever! Mount in a shadow box for a dramatic effect. Find out recipe here.
Keepsakes for the Walls
Form your salt dough into a flat shape and it will be perfect for a fun nursery wall hanging! Find here.
Twins! Two in one
This twin mama did both babies in one keepsake – and as a holiday ornament the light shows through beautifully. Find here.
Cut Out Shapes
Simple and sweet idea – cut shapes into the keepsake for more interest. Find out more here.
Hand and Foot
How about doing your baby’s hand and foot together? Add a velvet ribbon like this mom did and you’ll have a special wall hanging in no time. Find out more here.
Whole Family Affair
If you have multiple children, make your salt dough keepsakes a family affair! Have each child make a handprint salt dough ornament for a beautiful holiday memory each year to come. Find our more here.
Polymer Clay Keepsakes
Maybe your “salt dough” keepsake will actually be clay! Check out these instructions for making polymer clay memories that still look like a salt dough project but last much longer. Find here.