Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I found a really cute tutorial a while ago and really wanted to make one so using my Michael's coupons I bought what I needed for less than $4. I then waited for a trip to Calgary where my sister-in-law and I made them together.
We used some white polymer clay and kneaded a small amount until it was soft. We then took our clay and rolled them into small oval shapes and pushed our girls thumbprints into them. I had first decided it would be cute to use Catie's right thumb since this is the one she sucks and it's her favorite. I hadn't taken into consideration what damage constant thumb sucking at night does though and my first imprint looked a little like a tiny 80 year olds. It was cracked and funny looking so I rerolled and used to the left thumb with much better results.
Once we had imprints we liked we poked holes so they could be threaded on a necklace and then we baked them in the oven following the package directions and these were the results.
I love that I can carry around a little imprint of Catie all the time and I like that it's so unique.
The only downside being Catie always wants to put it in her mouth, I guess she thought I used the right thumb :)