December 15, 2008

First Impressions

We recently bought one of those kits to take an impression of PK's hands and feet. Great concept in theory, but not so practical.

It took a few tries to get PK's hand flat enough on the clay-like substance in order to get a decent impression. In addition to that, I didn't want to put too much pressure on her little hand (the clay wansn't too soft to begin with). Her foot was equally-annoying. Her toes kept curling up, and I had to re-start a couple of times. This was extra-hard since I didn't want to muck with the handprint that I had already done.

I finally did manage to get an impression of PK's left hand and left foot side-by side, after a few attempts. In the end it was totally worth it. To have a lasting impression of the little munchkin at this point in time is just priceless.
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Anonymous said...

One of my friends worked as a Child Life Specialist at Toronto Sick Kids in a former life and she warned me that baby hands are almost impossible to get, so kudos to you! Something that works really well is this Crayola "Model Magic" stuff because it *is* soft and you can roll it back into a ball if it doesn't work the first time. I've just stuck with doing footprints, though. If you have any friends who are into stamping, using embossing powder on stamped feet is really awesome! I have some bronze foot imprints from when Halia was 8 days old and they're beautiful in a brown wooden frame.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I just noticed the post title. Ha! Good one!