I’m sure you’ve noticed how quickly your child is growing. Their adorable little fingers and toes rapidly turn into big muddy hands and footprints all over your lovely white walls.
Baby handprint kits allow you to capture your child’s handprint or footprint while they are still adorable. Handprint kits will enable you to take your baby’s print on paper, mount it in a baby record book, design your keepsake box, or frame it in a lovely silver frame.
Several baby footprint kits are available, ranging from purchasing baby safe paint and simply painting or sponging the paint onto the baby’s hand or foot and then pressing down onto some clean white card or canvas. Alternatively, you can purchase special baby paint wipes, eliminating some mess associated with ‘painted baby handprints’ because the safe baby paint is all contained in these clever wipes (no brush or sponge needed).
You can also use your baby’s handprint to decorate pottery and ceramics. You can either do this in a local pottery painting cafe to assist you in taking your handprints or have two ceramic options. You can order unglazed ceramics and then take your handprints on the pottery with ceramic ‘under-glaze before sending it back to the studio for professional glazing and firing, or you can order pre-glazed pottery and take your bay handprints with oven-fired ceramic paint. The final option for ceramic handprints is to paint or ink your kid’s handprint and then have it scanned on a mug utilizing digital sublimation ways.
There is also the option of using a baby inkless print kit, which many hospitals use to capture newborn baby handprints when they are born. Because of this magical technology, there is no ink or paint on the baby’s hand or foot. You are given an inkless wipe to wipe all over the baby’s hand or foot (it is so clean that you can’t see anything!) The baby’s hand or foot is then pressed onto the particular paper. This hand/footprint then develops in incredible detail, making it one of my favourite baby handprint techniques.
The final option I’d like to discuss is baby handprint and footprint jewellery. It is now possible to miniaturize your baby’s handprint or footprint to be captured forever onto fine silver jewellery using either an inkless handprint kit or a painted footprint kit.
As you can see, there are numerous options available to you if you want to capture your baby’s handprint or footprint at home using a simple baby handprint kit.
If you haven’t made your baby’s hand or footprint keepsake yet, head over to The Keepsake Co, where you’ll find the most variety of baby keepsake ideas, as well as videos and tips on how to make your perfect keepsake.