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Baby footprints at home

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babyconverse Wed 24-Feb-16 14:40:05

I have one of those baby memory books and there is a space for babies handprints and footprints. He's only four months so what's the best material/paint to do this in. I ws thinking poster paint but not sure if it's safe or if there is something more appropriate I should be using ?

Marzipants Wed 24-Feb-16 14:50:15

I used ordinary poster paint when I did DD's footprint for thank you cards. I'd also recommend doing a few on some paper then sticking in the best one rather than doing it straight onto the book. And keep LOTS of wipes handy!

misskatamari Thu 25-Feb-16 19:12:21

Yep poster paint will be fine smile I did loads of foot print Christmas cards when Ds was 3 months old with poster paint with no problems. Dd (2 now) has spent the last year sporadically eating poster paint at painting time with no ill effects

babyconverse Thu 25-Feb-16 19:30:37

Thanks guys - the cards with the footprints are such a lovely idea!

misskatamari Thu 25-Feb-16 20:10:59

There are loads of cute ideas on Pinterest babyconverse. I did dd and ds' footprints and turned them into penguins for the Christmas ones this year smile

FellOutOfBedTwice Thu 25-Feb-16 20:14:21

I did DDs when she was really tiny with my foundation, as that's what my mum and her mum had done in their baby books so I figured it was better on the skin than paint?! I don't know- seemed logical at the time. Once Christmas rolled round and we made cards when she was 5 months old, I used poster paint.

moggle Mon 29-Feb-16 19:49:55

After some trial and error here are my top tips. It is infinitely easier with a second person to help. Brush the paint onto a sponge and squish the sponge onto the foot or hand. Use masking tape to attach the paper to a hardback book and 2nd person bring the paper/book to the foot. Press down over the foot so every part gets on the paper. You can usually get two prints out of one go. I always used poster paint and have baby wipes there to get the worst of it off immediately and a bath / hand wash later. Good luck!

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