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DIY Father’s Day Fossil Handprint

Framed Fossil Handprint


Mr. C got his Father’s day present from us last weekend, he bought a shirt and I paid for it. Boring! He was really happy about it though.

We were in bed with both kids sleeping when he suddenly blurted out how fast the kids are growing – LittleMiss will turn 2 yrs and LittleMan 7 yr old this year. Making a handprint of the kids to remind him (us) that they will always be our babies is a perfect gift.

It is something that everyone in the family can do, even kids as young as 2 years old.

Things you need to make Fossil Handprint:

  • Salt Dough
  • Picture Frame
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Markers
  • Stamps
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking Tray
  • Oven

Salt Dough Handprint


 Salt Dough Recipe:

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Table Salt
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water

– Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix either by hand or mixer. Mix ever thing till well incorporated and smooth.


How to make Fossil Handprint:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 130C – make sure you only turn own the bottom heat.
  2. Place a parchment paper on your table. Ask your older child to flatten out the dough with a rolling pin to your desired size. Mommy can smooth out the edges.
  3. Wash and dry hands.
  4. Carefully, press each of the child’s hand on the dough for about 10 seconds.
  5. Trace handprint with a black marke.
  6. Write a message and decorate with stamps.
  7. Bake in oven for 3 hours.

Baked Salt Dough Hand Print


I made a mistake and turned on both bottom and top heat on the oven that caused the dough to puff up, I only realized my mistake after an hour. I solved the puff up mistake by placing a parchment paper and baking pan on top of the dough.


Frame Handprint Fossil:

  1. Let baked dough cool down.
  2. Cover back of picture frame with a masking tape.
  3. Place your desired colored paper as a background. The kids chose purple because it is my favorite color.
  4. Cut strips of double-sided tape and stick at the back of your fossil dough.
  5. Carefully, stick fossil dough on the center of your frame.


DIY Fossil Handprint for Father's Day


Done! A perfect gift for Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles too.

Linking to Let Kids be Kids

This entry was posted in: Kids Corner, LittleMan, LittleMiss C


Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


  1. That’s so cool and looks like a present that’s going to be loved forever. It’s going to be great looking back at the little hands isn’t it? 🙂

  2. Mummy Tries says

    Fab idea and a lovely gift, bet your hubby was absolutely thrilled with this 🙂 #letkidsbekids

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