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How To Create A Modern, Minimalist Bump Print

Written by Emily Thompson


Documenting a pregnancy can look very different from mother to mother, but the overall goals are usually the same. We know we want to cherish and remember the time baby spends in their first home. We also want to find ways to connect with our child during those months where we can only imagine their features and personalities. But how?

Creating a bump print is a sweet and special way to not only share in a creative project with the growing baby in your belly, but it gives you a memorable and beautiful piece of art to hang in the nursery or house, celebrating the time when you shared a body with that little person.

The supply list is simple, the process will probably make you giggle, and the result will give you some warm and fuzzy feelings about how special it is to create something with your children. If you repeat the project as your belly grows, you’ll notice the print that transfers becoming smaller and smaller!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1-3 colors of non-toxic, washable paint. (Sets like this one, which include primary colors as well as white and black, give you the ability to create any color you want!)
  • Short jars or cups you don’t mind mixing washable paint in. Jars with lids work best if you plan on saving the paint for future projects.
  • Popsicle sticks for color mixing.
  • High-quality art paper in a size and finish of your choosing. Watercolor-friendly paper is a great choice. You want to choose something that will stand up well to the high water content of this kind of paint.
  • Painter’s tape.
  • A hand or dish towel you don’t mind getting washable paint on.

Click through the slideshow below for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own bump print.

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