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"There are two types of home casting kits that I…"
There are two types of home casting kits that I have used from the Craftmill website. The first is a simple impression or imprint kit, where you press the baby hand or foot into clay (airdry clay is the softest and very easiest type to do and you can re-roll it if it goes wonky) and the other is a 3-D casting kit, to make a 3-D plaster casting of babys hand or foot - a fun process with amazing results. Gorgeous to keep and detailed instructions provided. I did one at 6 months and then again at age 3.Read moreLess
"I have bought one of these for quite a few…"
I have bought one of these for quite a few new parents and the instructions are a bit confusing - especially for a sleep deprived new parent. However, I have also given a hand to complete and the results are fantastic. It is hard to remember how tiny their hands and feet are until you look back at the results.Read moreLess
"Just the best. And now I give them to everyone!…"
Just the best. And now I give them to everyone! What better way to remember how small they once were.Read moreLess
"We received one of these soon after bubba was born,…"
We received one of these soon after bubba was born, but didnt use it until he was 9 months old. Just got forgotten at the time. It did seem easy to use at this age, and I can't imagine pushing tiny 2 week old feet into the clay - it was quite hard, and needed chubby older toes to make a good impression!Read moreLess
"Love the idea however don't think it is that feasible…"
Love the idea however don't think it is that feasible for many parents to do this in the first six months. Mainly because baby isn't heavy enough to make a decent print and also because it is a bit of a faff. Much better as a present later on IMO!Read moreLess
"I think this is an excellent idea, but it is…"
I think this is an excellent idea, but it is terrifying to read the instructions and see how critically time-sensitive everything is.
Personally, when I tried one of these, I mucked up royally and tried to make an impression in the plaster of paris - wasting the whole kit.
The smaller ones which consist only of special polymer clay which hardens, for impressions rather than casting, are much better for ease of use.Read moreLess
""This was a fantastic gift - really easy to use…"
"This was a fantastic gift - really easy to use and a brilliant result. It picks up amazing detail." "How wonderful to have a keepsake to remind you how tiny your baby was at two weeks old. My husband enjoyed it too as it was something he could do apart from late night feeds and nappy changes. We really enjoyed making it". "Since we were bought one by friends after the birth of our daughter, we've given them to others to enjoy as well".Read moreLess
"Rating = 1. I bought 2 home casting kits to…"
Rating = 1. I bought 2 home casting kits to make as a gift for the grandparents. The clay is very hard and difficult to get a clear imprint of a new baby's feet or hands without hurting the baby. I will be returning the one kit. It is a lovely idea but it doesn't work. Perhaps it is worthwhile spending more money and getting it done professionally...Read moreLess
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