Heirloom Child Footprint Easter Bunny Plate

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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.

Materials:

$25.00 pottery plate

$0.00  pottery place provided all paint/brush supplies and cost for firing plate.

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$25.00

 

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Child’s Twas the Night Before Christmas footprint craft plate

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Inspired by the example I found on Pinterest (e.g: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AerACqOOgQd6tS-NtpCksX_pxubR0R3i_dKwLLwhuY5oXGEEM_EwwRs/), I turned our  8 mo old daughter’s foot into a mouse in this heirloom 1st Christmas plate craft.

Our local pottery painting place is so sweet, they helped me work with my daughter to get the perfect footprint.  It took us about an hour to get the print and a week later we got the plate back.

Materials:
$25.00  pottery plate
$0          pottery place provided all paint/brush supplies and cost for firing plate.
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$25.00

 

Thanksgiving child’s footprint craft plate

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Inspired by the example I found on Pinterest (e.g.: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496521927642760818/), I took our 7 mo old daughter in to capture her little feet and toes in this original one of a kind heirloom Thanksgiving plate.

It took a few attempts to get her feet positioned just right, but with the help of the ladies at my favorite paint your own pottery place, I was able to complete this plate quickly within an hour.

Materials:
$35.00  pottery plate
$0          pottery place provided all paint/brush supplies and cost for firing plate.
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$35.00

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Father’s Day Child Photo Gift

Father's Day Child Photo Gift

Father’s Day Photo Gift Ideas

This was a fun photo session with our son using a white sheet for a background on our bed and some of his foam letters from his play mat. Using some free iPhone apps I was able to do quick color corrections and fun collage arrangements before uploading to Costco’s Photo shop online for print processing.

Materials Used:
– White Sheet (for background)
– Foam letters from child’s play mat
– Regular digital camera
– Downloaded PS Express iPhone app for color correction
– Downloaded ‘Snap Collage’ to make photo arrangements
– Costco Photo Shop
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$4.50 Costco Photo Shop

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Mistletoes Baby Footprint Plate

Mistletoes Baby Footprint Plate

I got this idea from Pinterest. We just had a baby boy and wanted to create a heirloom for his first Christmas so I went to the local ‘paint your own pottery’ place in Redmond, WA. The original display on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212654413628779538/) was on a square plate, but round works just as well …

My son was not too happy having his feet painted to look like the Grinch … but it was worth the little bit of fuss he kicked up to have this wonderful plate! The Grandparents liked it so much we made them each one as well.

Total Cost $35.00