Saturday, May 28, 2016

Blulu Baby Handprint and Footprint Keepsake Kit


WHAT'S INCLUDED?
o 2 packages of "Clay"
o Circular Mold
o Numbers/Letters/Shapes Stencils
o Ribbons (Red, Pink, Purple, Blue)
o Roller
o Hole Punch (a.k.a. a straw)

POTENTIAL USES FOR THIS KEEPSAKE:
Some potential uses for these are Christmas tree ornaments, art projects (with or without the kids), mementos for pets or children, crafting cute animals or shapes (more on how to do that later), or any number of ideas.

ABOUT THE CLAY:
This "clay" is more or less a lightweight, spongy foam-like material that dries hard to the touch. It is not messy at all. It shapes really easily. As such, I recommend using wax paper underneath the clay when crafting this although you could manage without doing so. I just think it keeps lint/dirt/crumbs from sticking to the mold and it also prevents the clay from sticking to the surface underneath. The clay takes a couple days to harden completely.

TIPS:
- Use wax paper if you have some (as mentioned above)
- Wet the stencils before you use them or wait 2-8 hours before stamping. You could probably wait a bit longer but I know personally that the clay is still mold-able in that time frame. The reason to wet stencils or possibly wait is that sometimes the stamps stick to the clay. With these tips, however, it makes it much easier
- If you don't want to use the circular mold, you could use cookie cutters, toilet paper tubes, or any number of objects depending on what you want to make. In using these items, you could even make multiple "keepsakes" due to the smaller size.

OTHER NOTES:
I will note that the kit did not include instructions. However, the instructions are easy to figure out. Plus, they are listed above. I had to look again at the product listing on my phone, because I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. It would have saved a bit of time if a small instruction sheet was included. It's a small inconvenience but worth noting.

CONCLUSION:
Overall, this is a really neat and simple kit to make memories with. It's easy to make the keepsakes and there are tons of creative ways that you can make your own little crafts or make them a bit differently. I enjoyed making a keepsake for my daughter who is 9 weeks old! I hope the pictures give you an idea of how I accomplished it!

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) DISCLAIMER:
I received this product free for purposes of testing and reviewing. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome any and all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions!

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