DIY Salt Pawprint Keepsake Craft To Remember Those Crazy Moments In Life

The movie Arthur the King is now available to watch! It is a family-friendly movie about the bond between a man and a dog during a huge 435-mile race. This movie is inspirational and based on a true story. However, while Arthur is helping and bonding with Michael Light, my mom’s puppy almost has a sinister side. Before I share this DIY Pawprint Keepsake craft , here is what happened to my mom and me today.

Word of warning, don’t let this innocent face fool you:

So picture this. It’s a cloudy day, the hummingbirds are enjoying the delicious handmade syrup, the pups are playing in their pen, and my mom and I are enjoying the cool air. We decide to bring the puppies in to dry off and relax. Bo comes in first, happy to be inside. We shut the door so he doesn’t run out as we get Buddy, unaware of a nefarious plan.

As I reach to get Buddy, my mom and I hear “clack”

I slowly stand up and turn towards the door like a horror story puppet. Peering down in disbelief, eyes wide, I stare at the sliding glass door.

Through the glass, I see Bo. He almost looked smug. Right there, sitting in front of his little face was the bar that locks our sliding glass door. He had pushed this bar down, locking both my mom and I outside. Yup, he has finally shown his true colors as he barked with excitement. Almost as if he was stating a challenge.

That little turd.

I looked to my mom and simply stated, “Bo locked us out.”

All my mom could utter was, “noooo,” and I simply nodded my head

How we were going to get in was a process of elimination.

First, we tried to slide the door. Stupid, I know, but maybe the bar would become incorporeal, and we could slide the door through its ghostly body. No luck.

We then tried to remove the door from the slide. But if it was that easy, people would break into houses a lot.

When that failed, we began looking at all the windows. My mom is notorious for locking EVERYTHING. So I had little hope this would produce an entry. However, as luck would have it, while doing dishes, a spider was chilling on the window, and I refused to reach up and lock it a couple of days ago. We had our entry point thanks to an eight legged menace!

My mom proceeded to remove the screen and slide the window open. Upset with our sudden success, Bo began barking at us, almost as if he couldn’t believe we were this smart. Freaking Bo.

Once the window was opened, I gave my mom a knee for her to stand on, and she slithered through the window. Well, more like monkey-ed through the window. With Tarzan like skill, she was able to jump through the window and stand on the sink. She then carefully jumped to the floor. Bo looked befuddled. We beat his evil-inator this time.

While this nefarious plot was a crazy situation testing our wits, we still love Bo and will probably.. maybe…make this adorable pawprint keepsake.

To make this craft you will need

  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Table Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Water, plus 1 Tablespoon
  • Food Coloring or paint
  • 1 Straw
  • Nonstick Baking Spray
  • Parchment Paper
  • Ribbon, Twine, or String

To get the instructions, slick the image below and download the PDF. Then print and create.