I made these out of salt dough and I'm planning on giving them to my Dad. The recipe I used uses 10 tbsp. Of salt and 10 of flour as a base, with 1tsp. Of oil and about 6 oz. Of water. Keep adding equal parts salt and flour until you get the right consistency for rolling and cutting out the dough. I traced my child's hand on paper, then cut it with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or so. You can paint the dough afterwards, but I decided to leave it as is. I also tried to use food coloring on the dough before baking and that also worked well.
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