This year, we’re going to give these ornaments to both grandmas for Christmas. If you’re interested to know how we made it, read this post.It’s not easy to make a print of a hyper baby’s foot, but I realised how to make it work!
What you will need:
- modelling clay (air dry type)
- rolling pin
- cutting board
- glass bowl
- parchment paper
- drinking straw
- acrylic paint
- ribbon (organza or satin)
- baby wipes
- paper towels
- the favourite snack of said baby
I sat Janka in her highchair and unbuttoned her pj’s on her feet.
I cut an approximately 5×10 cm piece from the clay and rolled it on a cutting board to a rough circle shape. Its thickness was about 0.5 cm.
sat opposite Janka, gave her quite a few pieces of her favourite strawberry flavoured corn snack and wiped one of her feet with a baby wipe to make sure it was lint-free, then dried it with a paper towel. I placed the cutting board with the clay onto my thighs, grabbed Janka’s ankle and pushed her foot firmly into the clay. In order to achieve the best result, I pushed her toes one by one into the clay. I removed the clay residue from her feet using a baby wipe, then repeated the same procedure with her other foot: snack, wipe, print, wipe.
I cut the clay to a circle shape with a glass bowl. I used the bowl as if it was a cookie cutter. I cut the hole for the ribbon with a drinking straw.
I lined a plate with some parchment paper, placed the still wet ornament on it and let it dry for two days.
Once it was completely dry, I painted the footprints with some acrylic paint in silver colour, using a small brush, and threaded a lavender colour organza ribbon into the hole and tied a knot in its ends.