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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Northville, MI Family Photographer | Craft Time

With the cold, snowy Michigan weather my shooting schedule is finally starting to slow down a bit.  So I thought I'd take the opportunity to share an awesome product that I'm crazy about - personalized clay products by Memories in Clay.  Not only are they amazing keepsakes, but if you're not a super crafty type mom and you feel bad not doing art projects with your kids (raising hand!) this is a really easy, fun one!  Now you can check art project off your to-do list and you'll end up with something you'll cherish forever.  I got a little plaque that I can either hang on the wall or set in a plate holder on a shelf with both my kids' handprints, their names, and the year.  I'm so happy with the finished product!  I love seeing their tiny hands every time I walk into our family room.  Their hands have already grown since we did this back in October so I'm glad I didn't wait any longer!
The process is super easy.  You order the product from Memories In Clay's Etsy shop and the kit comes in the mail.  You get easy to follow instructions, enough clay for however many handprints you're making, a roller, foil, pre-moistened wipes with baby oil to prevent sticking when you do the mold, and a return envelope to mail the finished molds back.  The best part about the product is you can't mess it up!  If you do the imprint and it doesn't turn out the way you were hoping, just do it again!  We did it a couple times for both my daughter and son until I had the perfect prints.

This is what Memories in Clay sends you after you place an order:
Roll out the clay using the roller and foil provided in the kit:

To prevent your child's hands from sticking use the pre-moistened baby oil wipes to rub your child's hand before making the imprint in the clay:

 Press down the hand in the clay and voila - a hand print!

If you're not happy with how the print turned out, simply roll out the clay and do it again!  Here's my baby girl's finished mold:

They recommend warming up the clay in your hands before you roll it out and my son loved this part.

Once you're happy with the prints, bake in the oven for 15 minutes and then mail them back in the included padded envelope.  

Memories in Clay takes over from there.  You get to pick the color glaze you want.  I chose a teal color to match the decor in our family room.  A few weeks later you'll receive your finished product in the mail ready to display and cherish forever!

 Another cool feature is that once you have your molds done you can order as many different products as you'd like using the same mold.  I also got these Christmas tree ornaments, aren't they adorable?! I can't wait to pull them out every year when we decorate our tree and see how much the kids' hands have grown!
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