I’ve already made a beautiful keepsake of Veronika’s footprints with paint, and today we tried a version made with clay! I had leftover air-dry clay from a project with Travis, so it was the perfect opportunity for Veronika to play with this material.
Roll out a large piece of clay with a rolling pin until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Be sure to let your little one watch, even though they are too young to help with the process!
Use a bowl and knife to cut out a circle large enough for both your baby’s footprints.
Here’s the hard part: hold your baby carefully and press one foot into the clay at a time. This might be a bit uncomfortable for them, and indeed poor Veronika let out a little cry! So you’ll notice that her prints are not very deep or pronounced, but at least I was able to capture the size and shape.
Punch two holes in the top using a straw, then lay the plaque flat to dry.
Once dry, thread a pretty ribbon through the holes, and you’ll have a beautiful plaque to display.
Don’t forget the name and date!