I wanted to give the parents some sort of footprint/handprint memento for Christmas, but I found that a lot of those kits you can buy at Michael’s are only for kids aged 6 months and up. Someone recommended using Crayola’s Model Magic, which is what we ended up using.
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I recommend it as a mould making product. TC and I had to wrestle the kid (who at the time was squirming like a wet cat) and still couldn’t manage to get a nice handprint. The footprint required a lot of force, and the process ended up warping the edges (I really wanted clean edges).
In the end though, I think the shadow boxes turned out okay.
(photos were printed at London Drugs directly on to foam core for easy mounting)