MAKE: Lockdown Handprint Plaque

Owen in Y5 and his Nan had a great idea and made a “Lockdown Commemorative Plaque” We thought it was such a good idea we decided to share it with you guys!

Owen's Lockdown Plaque

Owen used his household's handprints which we think is a great. You could involve all your household and get everyone’s hands into the design to commemorate your time together in lockdown.

You will need:

  • 1 cupful of plain flour (about 250g)

  • half a cupful of table salt (about 125g)

  • half a cupful of water (about 125ml)


1. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. 2. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the water and stir until it comes together into a ball. 3. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and shape into your chosen model. You can roll it out and cut out shapes, numbers or letters using biscuit cutters, or make any kind of model you can think of. One made a plaque and pressed members of his household hand's into the dough.

4. Put your finished items on the lined baking sheet and bake for 3 hrs or until solid.

5. Leave to cool and then paint.

6. Photograph it and send us a pic so we can share a gallery of everyones work.

Here's some other ideas we found on the internet.


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