As a mother, you realise how quickly time passes when it comes to your children. One day they are born the next year they are already walking and talking. When your babies grow, you need something to remember them by. There are many ways to preserve those fleeting but precious moments. You can start by considering keepsakes
Keepsakes are objects with sentimental value. In other words, keepsakes are things that you keep because of its great meaning. Keepsakes will last a lifetime. The good news is that there are many keepsake ideas that you can consider. Some are ready-made, some you have to personally craft. Whatever your choice is, the important thing is preserving the moments.
If in this case, you decided to craft your own keepsake, there are many best keepsake ideas that you can try. Here are some:
Baby handprints and footprints
The most popular keepsake idea these days is making hand and footprints mold out of clay. This keepsake item looks professional but it is cheap and easy to make. To make homemade clay, you need 1 cup of cornstarch, 2 cups of bicarb soda, and 1 ½ cups of water. You can add coloring if you like. The first thing to do is to put the cornstarch, bicarb, and water together in a saucepan. Whisk it until it appears runny cream. Put the saucepan over medium heat and stir it until it starts to bubble. The consistency should be like a mashed potato.
Put it on a baking paper and cover it with a damp towel. After keeping it cool, you can roll out the dough and stamp one feet or handprint. As soon as the prints are there, you need to put it inside the oven for at least an hour. After taking out the prints from the oven and cooling it, you can spray paint it. You need to find a good shadow box frame to house the final keepsake. Finally, you can hang it.
Baby clothes quilt
The best way to preserve cute baby clothes is creating a quilt out of it. When you consider creating a quilt, you need to choose the clothes to use and the size. For a twin size quilt, you need about 60 to 70 pieces of clothing. A full-size quilt requires at least 60 to 80 pieces of clothing. As soon as you identified the clothing, you need to choose a backing. It can be fleece of flannel. After that, you need to put the clothing on top of the backing and you can begin to quilt it.
Baby memory book
If you have pictures, you need to compile it. You can create your own memory book. You only need to choose the pictures you will include. You can also consider other supplementary materials like crib tags, hospital wristbands and locks of hair. Putting pictures together is overwhelming but you have to minimise it by putting six pictures per page. Making your own memory book will give you the freedom to highlight what you want instead of following a template.
There are other keepsake ideas that you can consider. Choose a simple but meaningful one. You are already busy as it is.