Slip the cardboard inside the shirt to add stability and prevent the paint from seeping through. Stretch the fabric so it's slightly taut, but not tightly pulling the fabric or distorting the item. Fasten with paperclips at the four corners.
Squirt fabric paint about the size of a large walnut on a paper plate and smear his hand or foot in the paint. Make sure to get paint on each toe or finger and don't worry if the paint gets under his nails. It's non-toxic and will wash off. Before pressing his painted handprint onto the fabric, you can try a test print on a piece of paper or another paper plate.
Instead of bringing your baby to the fabric (and risking him flailing, getting paint marks everywhere), bring the shirt, apron or tote to him. Press the item onto his hand to make a handprint or foot to make a footprint and hold for a second or two. It doesn't take long for the paint to transfer to the fabric. For a perfect print, read "How to get a clean stamp of baby's hand" and "How to get a clean stamp of baby's foot."
Embellish with sayings like "I love Nana" or "Mommy's little Angel," rhinestones or other iron-on appliquÅ½s that compliment the recipient's fashion sense.
Baby handprint and footprints are also great on pillows and pillowcases. Stamp a line of tiny little hands along the edge of a solid color pillow case to sleep close to your baby every night. Or, make his grandmother a throw pillow that's adorned with his feet prints for her sunroom.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!