How to do baby handprints – please help!June 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Posted in Daily Life | 1 Comment
Tags: Baby hand prints, painting baby hands
I don’t know why, but I’ve become obsessed with trying to get perfect handprints from our six month old – for the records. The archives.
I don’t know why, but it’s really starting to irritate me. It’s not as though his hands will drop off and never be remembered if I don’t.
There are various techniques such as rubbing the back of the hand, holding out their middle finger – all have failed miserably for me.
I don’t know why it’s become such an ordeal. I think it’s because it’s a really exciting milestone when you first print your baby’s hands. Feet are different. Feet are easy.
I’ve seen some beautiful hands. Printed on paper. On plates. In clay. In plaster.
I have none of these things.
I have scraps of paper with smudges.
I have no idea where I am going wrong but I shall not admit defeat. I shall not falter.
I beg you, tell me your secrets. I can pay good money.
On a closing note, I have had far more success with doing plaster reliefs of the children’s feet if you’re interested.