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    Default How do you do hand prints for babies/toddlers?

    I was thinking of doing a hand print of my 10mo dd as part of my dh's fathers day present, but I tried with paint the other day and it was a DISASTER! It was just a big smudge on the cardboard and I picked up her hand as quickly as I could. I also got paint on her clothes and I thought it was wash out and it didn't! On a bright note she thought it was great fun to be covered in paint!

    Needless to say I'm not in a rush to try again, but I wonder how it is meant to be done and if anyone has any tricks (I assume 2 adults might be helpful, but obviously I can't ask dh to help out! ).

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    Default How do you do hand prints for babies/toddlers?

    I used to work in childcare and the way that we got the babies to open their hands is to tap the back of their hands at the start of the fingers two times and they open their hands usually :-)
    Oh and we did that right then their hands were over the paper lol

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    I did that for my dh's bday present recently with my dd who is also 10 months. It was sooooooo hard lol! I had to uncurl her fingers and press against the paper 1 by 1 lol i managed to get 2 full handprints but it was such a pain in the a$$ i wont be doing it again for fathers day!

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    Default How do you do hand prints for babies/toddlers?

    I made a thread a while ago asking what paint was safe for babies to do something similar. Someone suggested inkless paint I think it was called. Awesome stuff! No mess or spillages

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    Default How do you do hand prints for babies/toddlers?

    I saw this on Facebook earlier today. I think it would make a lovely keepsake for hand/foot prints
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    Default How do you do hand prints for babies/toddlers?

    Have you thought about something like this???

    http://babyink.com.au/shop/456168620...ng-Kit/1339724

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    Default How do you do hand prints for babies/toddlers?

    I gave up trying to do baby handprints, little footprints are much easier. I bought a large stamp ink pad, covered DS foot in glad wrap, rubbed the stamp ink pad on it, then pressed card against his foot. All while he was lying comfortably on his change table. I tried to get a little footprint inside all DH birthday, Xmas fathers day cards for the first year as they grow so fast.

    Now DS is old enough to do a good handprint himself we have made and painted pendants for the Xmas tree using salt dough dried out in the oven. Google has recipes and instructions for salt dough.

    Good luck.

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    Default How do you do hand prints for babies/toddlers?

    Subbing. Love that idea jacobsmumma, thankyou


 

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