10 Tiny Fingers
Plaster isn't just for casts. Or maybe it is but in this case, the cast you're making is of your baby's handprint or hand. And, even though there are a few good casting kits available online, making your own is not as hard as you might think. Here's how to do it:
Time to set aside:An hour and a half on the first day and an hour on the second day
What you'll need:
Press the modeling clay evenly into the bottom of the milk carton making sure it's deep enough to accommodate the space your baby's handprint or hand is going to fill with an extra inch or so at the bottom. Coat your baby's hand with a light coating of the oil and press his hand deep into the modeling clay. Once the clay is around his hand the way you want it, gently pull your baby's hand out, being very careful not to move the clay. Remember, the clay will harden if left exposed to the air for too long.