Make easily with Salt Dough - 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water. Mix until has consistency of play dough. bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint. Good recipe for thumbprint pendants. really want to do this with the kids fingerprint.
DIY projects are great for kids because it lets them play while keeping them focused and busy. It is not by chance that primary and pre-schools often enforce these kinds of projects and have kids doing them for various holidays and celebrations.