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ink for handprints

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starlover Thu 10-Mar-05 19:15:10

I want to make a page in a photo album with ds's hand and footprints on...
what do I do them with?

Twiglett Thu 10-Mar-05 19:19:17

poster paint?

bundle Thu 10-Mar-05 19:21:36

sponge some watercolour (kids cheap stuff fine) onto foot/hand (foot really is easier and looks better) and use coloured paper. we did birth announcements for dd2 with pink mottled paper and white paint.

starlover Thu 10-Mar-05 19:21:43

will it come off ok afterwards?

starlover Thu 10-Mar-05 19:22:08

ooh, i have watercolours already... might try that!

TwinSetAndPearls Thu 10-Mar-05 19:23:51

ELC do sponges soaked in paint which you can top up for doing hand/ feet painting without the mess.

SoupDragon Thu 10-Mar-05 19:24:34

Have babywipes handy to wipe it off immediately.

TwinSetAndPearls Thu 10-Mar-05 19:25:12

A nice idea when they are small is to do your handprint and then theirs on top in another colour.

I did this with dd when she was a few months and it is one of my ost treasured momentos.

bundle Thu 10-Mar-05 19:25:49

i did loads and only about 4 or 5 were so smudgy that they were unrecognisible. practice makes perfect

starlover Thu 10-Mar-05 19:29:01

hmm, i will have a practice then before I do the actual thing.
I suppose it makes sense to wait until he is asleep as well... I wanna do it right now though!!!

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