What You Need:
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 or more awesome pets
First, mix the flour and salt.
We found the simplest way to do the pint making was to roll out the dough onto a cookie sheet. We didn't grease ours and had no problem with the dough sticking.
The plan was then to have Dory "sit and shake" and get her paw print that way. However, my normally mellow, laid back, patient, sweetheart girl turned into a maniac when we'd get the dough near her feet. She thought that running away became a fantastic game and had no interest in sitting still so we could get a picture of the process. Naturally, the kids thought this was hilarious as well! The blurry pictures below show the madness:
But she eventually cooperated (with the help of fast hands and treats).
...then added blue around the imprint. We also added her name, of course! Then sprayed it with a coat of polyurethane to help preserve it.
Dory has now been immortalized on our Christmas tree!