In November I was trying to think of a great baby themed gift for our parents outside of photos and remembered the clay handprints my parents had of us. Boom.

I found a kit on Amazon (aff link) that included materials to make 2 ornaments. It also includes letters / numbers to customize it, a way to punch a hole (if you want to create an ornament) and 2 small easels to display it upright.

I bought 2 kits and created 4 ornaments with lil man’s feet and hands. Much harder than you’d imagine! I recommend doing it when they’re sleeping – it’s easier to get their baby fists unclinched and pushed into the clay.

After drying for 2 days, they were ready to go! I tied a gingham ribbon in the 2 I made for us and got clear easels. Ours are on the shelves in our living room. The other 2 went to our parents for Christmas!

I can’t believe how small his hands & feet were and how much they’ve grown already! If you’re a mom-to-be, get a kit – I promise you won’t regret having their lil handprint or footprint as a keepsake forever.

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