I clearly remember marveling at my little one’s tiny little toes and soft, chubby hands and feeling quietly chuffed at the perfection I had created.
Shortly after having these thoughts, it crossed my mind that I should ‘capture the moment’. What followed was a mess of paints, inks and plaster as I craved the perfect imprints for my ‘First Baby Book’.
So if you’ve been wondering How To Get The Perfect Newborn Handprints & Footprints for your baby book sitting at home, some of these ideas should work perfectly well.
From around the house :
Turmeric : Mix a little bit of organic turmeric with water to get a semi-thick paste. The imprints are long lasting and have a beautiful orangish – yellow color. Remember to do a quick reaction test on your little one before you get to work though!
Saffron : Mix with water. This one comes off easily from the child’s hand and is completely non toxic.
Lipstick : This can be a bit messy and a little tough to wash off, but if you are up for some fun – this one is long lasting and works beautifully.
Beetroot : Beetroot juice mixed with a little bit of corn starch will give you a lovely colour and is completely safe.
From outside the house:
Crayola Washable Paint: These are non-stick washable paints and completely safe. Shop online here
ELC Paint Pad : A fun and mess free way to paint, these big non-toxic washable pads are ideal for making hand and foot print pictures. Shop online here
Melissa & Doug Finger Paint Set: Dip those little fingers into a jar of this gel-like washable finger paint. It comes in a set of 4 vibrant colors. Shop online here
Pearhead Baby Prints Set : Just press their tiny hand or foot into the non-toxic, soft air-drying clay to capture the precious imprint. There’s absolutely no mixing, no baking, and no mess! If you make a mistake – no problem! You can redo it as many times as you need until you get the perfect impression. This one comes with a frame too.Shop online here
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Tell us what you used to get the perfect hand and foot prints for your baby?