2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
Olaf blue acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Orange acrylic paint
Black permanent marker
Ribbon to hang
1. Add flour and salt together in a bowl.
2. Slowly add water and stir.
I stirred with a fork and towards the end used my hands.
YOU DON'T WANT TOO MUCH WATER.
If it's sticky it will not work.
3. Knead the dough with your hands.
4. Flatten the dough with a roller.
You will want it about a half an inch thick.
5. Place your child's foot in the dough and press down.
I had to hold my little ones toes so they didn't pinch them.
Don't press too hard you don't want the print to go through the bottom.
6. Cut around the footprint with a knife leaving a border.
You have to have enough room for the hands and hair.
7. Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon to go through to hang.
8. I put all mine on aluminum foil and stuck in the oven.
200 degrees for 2 hours.
Flip the prints and allow to bake for another hour.
9. Allow prints to cool before painting.
I sped up my process by putting them in the fridge.
10. Paint the foot print and toes white.
(see more details in photos)
11. Paint outer edge blue and allow to dry.
12. I used a pencil first to sketch the face.
IMPORTANT OLAF FEATURES:
BIG EYES AND PUPILS
OPEN MOUTH WITH SMILE CREASE
ONE BIG TOOTH UP TOP
BRANCH ARMS AND LEGS
ORANGE CARROT NOSE WITH TWO LINES
THREE BLACK BUTTONS
13. Use a permanent marker to draw the face, buttons, hair and arms.
14. Paint the carrot nose and wait until it drys to trace around it and add the two nose lines.
15. Allow face to dry and then paint the sides and back blue also.
OPTIONAL STEP: I always buy Crystal Clear Acrylic spray paint to spray on the finishing product to preserve it for future years.
NOTE: SPRAY FROM A DISTANCE NOT CLOSE UP!
I hope you all enjoyed this blog tutorial!