|Mother's Day Gift
Salt dough,wooden dowel,dried flowers,clear lacquer spray
Using salt dough (2cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water) that is common in many preschools, roll out circle large enough for child's hand. Trace around the child's hand with a toothpick. Then have an adult cut out the pattern with a plastic or butter knife. Remove excess dough so you have only the hand. Bend the middle and fourth fingers down over a wooden dowel. The hand is saying "I love you" in sign language. Bake dough until golden. Remove dowel. Slip a sprig of dried flowers where dowel had been. Spray all with a clear lacquer. Guaranteed to make Mom cry.