ooo congrats merglemergle!! ds2 will be 2 when baba is born so I am thinking along these lines. May do a scrap page or something.
The handprint mobile sounds good. You could do it on acetate with glass paints to really catch the sun/light
Even if you can't get him to help with present, he can make the wrapping paper!
I keep all paintings / pics to use as wrapping paper. You can buy a roll of plain paper (Ikea) and let them paint that....always original and saves you having to keep every single picture!
Thanks for all the suggestions. We've been doing hand-mobiles, and all 3 of us (me, dh, ds) have put our prints on. As there are quite a few prints, I think I'll do a spiral with a cascade type effect.
I LOVE the idea of the glass paints but ds is allergic to anything on his hands, so probably out. I'm going to have a think about that though.
Re laminating them-how would I go about that? Would I have to buy a machine or something?
We did have a laminating machine at work (and I had a key ) but I'm on ML.
re: glass painting, was thinking you could just draw round his hand with a pen/pencil and then colour it in with the glass paints, overhead projector pens would work too!
have you got any friends at work who could laminate for you?
If not a little trick is to mix pva glue with a little water and pait over the work, when it dries it will be clear and shinny.
or if you didn't want to be messy, you could use that film stuff.
a laminator will come in handy for many things, you can laminate all those certificates we get, artwork you want to preserve, special projects, loads of things. but while you decide if you will get enough use out of it use works.