Hand In Hand Forever...

Keepsakes... - Keepsakes...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
May 7, 2008 9:46pm CST
I saw a crafting item earlier today and I’m thinking I’m going to buy it and use it with my Niece and Nephew. It is a bucket of powdered plaster and you mix it with water and they press their hands into it. I’ve seen pics of these before but never realized how easy they are. I’d love to do it with the kids and my Nephew loves to do stuff like that. So, the next time I’m at Wal-Mart’s I’m buying a kit. After all, this is one of those keepsake type things. When I had my scanner I scanned out handprints into it…he loved doing that. The pic added is our actual hands…isn’t it cute LOL So, have you ever made a plaster hand for your kids or yourself? Do you think you would? Have you ever scanned a body part? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
8 May 08
I like the hand prints kids will sometimes do in school.. Your's is cute.. there's just something about hands..
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
8 May 08
I did it when my son was a baby what I did was I got some modeling clay and roled it and I cut out shapes and then I presed his feet and hands and gave them to all the grandparents aunts and uncles. I also wrote the name and date of birth and the date the prints were made. You can also get the mix very cheap at hardware store it is probably at least half the price of the "fancy" kits which are esencialy the same thing
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• United States
8 May 08
I have seen those kits and wanted to get one done w/ my son's hand print on it for the longest time now. I am going to pick one up myself and get my son's handprint while his hand is still small. He is 9 and I feel it's not to late. It's something I can treasure always by him.
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• Australia
28 May 08
That sounds like a great thing to do with your nieces and nephews. You could even dedicate a wall of your house to the plaster molds and do one every year or so. How neat would that be? You could also get them to paint them when dry for added personalization. Kids love anything they can get their hands into, and the bigger the mess they can make, the happier they are. Funny though, us adults are the ones left to clean up the mess!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
28 May 08
I don't mind cleaning up his messes...I just love spending time with him. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• Australia
28 May 08
I suppose you have to take the good with the bad, but getting them to help with the clean up couldn't help. Would show just how grown up they were, and lets face it, kids like to think they are all grown up!
@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
9 May 08
When My children were in school this was an art project that they made for mothers day..and now my children make these hand prints for me of their children..i cherish them all!
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
8 May 08
I have never made a plastic hand but when my son was the first grade he made one of his hand and gave it to me for a mother's day present. I kept that hand for years as I was so proud of him and of his hand. I am not into crafts so doubt if I would do that but more power to those who do.
• United States
8 May 08
These are great. I still have mine from kindergarten, that was a loooong time ago. I'm going to do this with senors I work with, I think it will be a great remembrance for their families.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
8 May 08
I have a hand print of my son's from about 20 years ago.. I had extra plaster mix left over from a project and used it to make his handprint.. I am glad that I did, it was fun and now that he is grown, it is a reminder of the little boy who I loved so very dearly.. Now he is grown, married and moved out, but I still have his little handprint, plus a million other items that I have kept over the years.. As for the body parts, a hand is all that I have scanned..
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
8 May 08
hello, i always like to do this thing but never get a chance yet so hopefully i can do it when i have my kid coz i feel it is really sweet and a wonderful way to have fun with your kid and have it framed as a remembrance. btw, sorry for my ignorance but i want to know how you can scan a handprint i would like to do it for me and my hubby as my surprise gift for him on our anniversary but i dont know how, i would appreciate your help a lot and thanks for your time. takecare!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
8 May 08
I have not done any of that but when my kids were little the kindergarten and grade school teachers all had little projects that the kids brought home. Of course dads always got cheated cause school was in when it was mother's day so moms always got some cute things the kids made at school. I still have a bunch of these things packed away.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 May 08
Well now you have gave me an idea should do my grand daughters. while she is littel then she can see how big she has got later . LIke the pic
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 May 08
Oh I probably did and know my husband did, he kept his..I don't think my children had done those, but I have many of their hand prints where they make them into cards or with the hand print poem that has to do with remembering when they were small..It is a good poem and here is a link to make make one.. http://crafts.kaboose.com/handpoem.html
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
8 May 08
I don't have that but i have something simular..I am not sure what they call it ,but they have a profile of the side of their face,its in solid black paper and was applied to white paper, its really cute,they made them at sunday school...
@drannhh (15206)
• United States
8 May 08
Yes, but I used plaster of paris, which is probably what is in that kit. It costs about $1/lb. Walmart has some really cute shadow box frames for displaying that sort of thing, too. Here are a couple of informative links on hand print keepsakes: http://www.dltk-holidays.com/mom/plasterhandprints.htm http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070530081928AAoJnuP Have fun!
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
8 May 08
no I haven't but I think it is very rewarding to be able to do things with children to expand their creativity. I don't have a chance to see my grandson much.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
8 May 08
Never did a plaster cast with my daughter but when our house was finished and we were handed the keys to it, we painted b4 moving in. In the utility room, I poured some paint in a shallow pan and told my daughter the one whole wall was hers to paint with her hands. She looked at me in total shock b4 dipping her one hand in and looked at me again to which I nodded encouragement and she plastered it firmly on the wall. A perfect handprint showing all the lines and even her fingerprints. We both applauded over it and I left her to her 'painting'. She was 7yrs. old at the time. Now she's going to be 10 in a few weeks and she still looks at that first print now and then and puts her hand on it to compare how big it got. Hubby wanted to repaint the room but I can't. My baby's handprints are all over the one wall. My kitten at the time even got in on it. lol He was checking out the pan of paint and dipped a paw in. Shook it furiously then started patting at the wall. So cute with Smoky and my daughter both putting their marks on the wall. Had to watch him like a hawk cause soon as he put his paw up to his mouth, I picked him up to wipe his paw off with a wet cloth. Didn't want him getting sick from cleaning his paw off himself.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 May 08
Never did do the plaster hand print. Never scanned body parts either, never even thought about the hand being scanned, what a great idea. I love the hands that you scanned and shared with us.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
8 May 08
I have never done the plaster mold thing with my kids. I thought about it, but I never did it. Yes, I have Xeroxed my hand before. No obscene body part scans here.
• United States
8 May 08
We have never made a hand but grandbaby got a jewelry making kit for Christmas and we done it together and we put our finger print into the top