Air-drying Clay Handprint and Footprint Keepsake
Q: Up to what age do you recommend for this kit?
A: Babies from 0 - 12 months will easily fit the dimensions to include both their hand and foot, but we also have had many moms with toddlers use the space effectively.
Q: How do I put the clay into the frame?
A: We suggest kneading the two supplied clay portions together and inserting the entire amount into the large section of the frame and use a rolling pin or mug to GENTLY roll to desired thickness, then pressing their hands/feet into the smooth surface. Make sure to dry the clay for 48 hours in DIRECT SUNLIGHT before putting it together.
Q: How do I know when it's dry?
A: You must dry the clay in full sun, not in a dark or damp spot as the clay will absorb moisture. You'll know when it's completely dry when it's very hard to the touch. Remember to keep the frame OPEN when drying, don't put on the glass cover until it's dry.
Q: How do I get my baby to hold their hand steady for the print?
A: You can try to open up their fingers onto a flat surface like a table, and then quickly move their hand onto the clay, or gently wiggle their fingers open as you're pressing down on the clay. Otherwise, there's always nap time! Most of our customers don't have trouble with this though, so you should be fine.
Q: Will the clay make my baby's skin dry?
A: No it won't but we suggest using some baby lotion on the hand or foot before placing into the clay. Make sure to clean baby's hand and foot with warm water and soap straight away.
Q: Is the clay safe for my baby?
A: Yes it definitely is! It is completely safe and non-toxic.
Q: Where do I place the pictures?
A: We suggest placing both pictures on top of the small cutouts of the frame with the supplied double sided tape. This will keep it firmly placed.
Q: What do I do if the frame isn't tight enough when assembled?
A: In this case tighten the screws at the rear of the frame and make sure to use double sided sticky tape to hold everything into place