Inspired by the canvas print I saw on Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/351912451841921/ – I thought I would TRY and see if my little 21 month old would let me do this on a plate … it took a few attempts, but eventually it worked. It helped to have family and friends with me to take her afterwards.
I walked my daughter through the process … she was VERY good at letting me paint her foot and press it against the plate, but then she wanted to curl her toes … that was the challenge. Touching it up was the trick. It turned into a rush job – as she started to melt down … note to parents who try this, don’t do this around nap time. Thanks to family / friends was able to knock this out quickly.
$25.00 pottery plate
$0.00 pottery place provided all paint/brush supplies and cost for firing plate.
With the help of my son, I was able to walk him through what we were going to do – and what we were going to make. He’s 3.5 yrs old now – and has a better understanding what’s involved in the process now. There for awhile we had to take a break from taking prints – as he didn’t really understand what was going on – now he’s into it!
So it was helpful to have baby wipes on hand and family/friends to help. I explained that the paint would feel cold and damp, but we are going to make a carrot and bunny out of his footprints and he was very excited. It took 5 minutes to do both foot prints – and he was very good to be very still when we did them. A week later when we picked up the plate – we were really happy with the results!
$35.00 pottery plate
$0 pottery place provided all paint/brush supplies and cost for firing plate.
Inspired by many of the Easter photos on Pinterest, such as this one: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/428053139555473906/, with a little help from my husband we were able to create a number of wonderful heirloom quality photos of our son to celebrate his 1st Easter.
Originally the plan was take my son’s picture on our bed (as we always do) using a white bed sheet as the back drop and put him in some Easter outfits we bought on Etsy.com using some props (that were part of his Easter basket), but we got lucky and were able to use a more professional setting at my husband’s office which was set up for taking employee’s photos. But a white bed sheet near a window with good daylight lighting works just as well too.
We were very pleased with the result of the photos as were grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members.
$ 10.00 Stuffed teddy-bear Bunny (Marshall’s)
$ 5.00 Stuffed Teddy-bear Lamb (Kroger)
$ 10.00 Basket (Hobby Lobby)
$ 5.00 Plastic eggs (Kroger)
$ 30.00 Blue gingham embroidered bunny outfit (Etsy.com)
$ 30.00 Blue baby boy sailor outfit (Etsy.com)
$ 0.00 Blue sweater outfit w/ white collar (borrowed from family member)
$ 0.00 White sheet for back drop
$ 0.00 camera