So I had this grand plan to make a clay impression of my kid's hand for her first Christmas. I bought a white pack of sculpey, some sculpey glitter, and rolled out that clay. Of course, she resisted any attempts I made at pressing her chubby little hand into the clay, so I only managed a thumbprint or something.
So I balled it up, put it in a plastic baggie, and was ready to put it away for another time when I remembered these little Japanese veggie/cookie cutters I picked up in Japan ten or so years ago. It's pretty hard to get a decent picture of them, but here's the outside of the box with classic Japanese-English:
So I re-rolled the clay and cut out little flower shapes. I sprinkled on the glitter and poked a hole in the top of them with a bamboo skewer and then followed the baking directions.
Here are some results:
So they'll either hang on the tree next year or I'll use a paint pen and use them as gift tags. Who knows?
In the meantime, I would still like an impression of my gal's little hand...maybe for her first birthday? I really should research that.