Having a baby is a momentous occasion, which is both an awe-inspiring experience and one which may fill you with trepidation. However, each pregnancy you may enjoy is different, and that’s why you should celebrate and commemorate each one. To do so, the following ways are beautiful and artistic ways to celebrate.


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Foot and handprints

Your baby’s body is tiny compared to what they’re going to be in a few years. Capturing and framing their foot and handprints is a popular way to remember how little they once were in a beautiful, artistic fashion. Placing a water-based baby-safe ink on the soles of their feet or palms of their hands can create a simplistic piece of human art. If you want to go down this route, it is highly recommended that you use a high-quality paper with a medium absorbency.

Foot and hand casts

Your taste in art may lean more towards sculptures and castings. If this is the case, you may want to get a cast made of your baby’s hand or foot. A cast-metal figure of you holding your baby’s hand could be a beautiful centrepiece for your desk, mantle or coffee table. This is less common than hand or footprinting and involves more complex processes, so if you want to do a DIY casting, it is recommended you ask the help of professionals. Those with more experience, perhaps even more than artists that specialise in castings, are those in the special FX industry. It’s recommended that if you buy materials for your cast, you seek expert advice from those with experience, which industry-leading special fx materials suppliers like Rowe Trading typically offer.

Paper-Mâché your bump

Your pregnancy bump may feel too much at times, but it will not last forever. Though most will be happy to see it go, it is symbolic of an important and cherished time in your life, and you may want to keep a memory of it. You can do this easily and cheaply with the French art of Paper-Mâché, and your partner may enjoy helping you with this. It is incredibly important to remember to double-check you are using non-toxic glue!

Turn their hair into diamonds

This is typically done to remember the deceased, but if you have the budget, you might want to consider saving the first hairs on their head and sending them to be compressed into diamonds. Scientists take this hair, extract the carbon and place it in a High-Pressure High-Temperature machine, placing it under 60,000 atmospheres of pressure at 3,632 degrees Fahrenheit. The diamond can then be set in a ring, pendant or pair of earrings, which could also double as a great gift for when your child’s 21st birthday. However, this is an expensive process, and prices start at $3,020.

When your child is born, you will likely be astounded at their beauty and how much you love them. All too quickly, they will grow, and you will find it hard to believe they were ever as small as you remember. Celebrating their birth with a piece of art helps to ground the experience in reality, and when they are older, it will provide a beautiful portal back in time.

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