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Little tiny toes! -A baby footprint cast from salt dough


The first week we went to the ‘Baby Days’ meeting, we were able to make a footprint cast using salt dough. I had been wanting to make a footprint cast, and had originally thought about buying polymer clay to do it, and then {surprise, surprise} never got round to doing it. Why didn’t I think of salt dough? Easy peasy!

The ladies at the Baby Days meeting had dough already made up, and even fired it so it was ready for collection the next week. I was soo chuffed!

So this is little Piper’s footsies at 4 weeks and 1 day. I contemplated painting it white with some gesso, but i didn’t want the paint to cover over the texture of the footprint, because all those little creases are far to cute to cover over. I managed to pick up this frame in ikea a few months ago, and by a pure luck, it fits perfectly. This is going onto the nursery wall with some other frames and stuff (…which I will be showing you as soon as I remember to take a photo of them.)

Get yourself into a creative mood and make some salt dough – recipe can be found here.

Have a great day!

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Sam Wright May 8, 2011, 1:26 pm

    Aww these are soo small and cute!!
    I have to help my friend do her babies but I think it will take 3 of us one to hold cast, one to hold baby and the other to push her feet into mould.

  • Sue Jones May 8, 2011, 3:45 pm

    aww these are so adorable !

  • Claireliz May 10, 2011, 5:38 pm

    Aww…so lovely.

  • marilyn wirth December 9, 2013, 5:54 pm

    will the salt dough separate and fall apart in several years?

    • Lesley Oman December 16, 2013, 10:42 pm

      hi there Marilyn,
      Piper is three now and the dough is still strong…as yet no crumbles! 🙂

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