I had a vague idea of what I wanted to get for my hubby's first Father's Day. I wanted something cheap (we're on a single income here folks!). And I wanted to do something with stamping Kenzo's hands or feet. I quickly ruled out hands, thinking how impossible that would be!! Went to Michael's while home in North Carolina and found a big non-toxic black ink pad, a frame with a nice big mat, some letter stickers, and BOOM the plan was set! Getting Kenzo's feet stamped onto that mat was not exactly easy, despite having both my mother and father helping me!! We completely destroyed the front of the mat with smeared blobs that barely resembled feet! Whoops! Luckily the back of the mat was white and the prints came out pretty good on there! Little tip - get baby's feet good and moist in the pad, but do lots of test runs. We found that stamping first on a newspaper would leave the second stamp less blobby and quite nice - showing all the little creases and what not.
Got back to Brooklyn and a week before Father's Day thought my fellow baby mamas might be frantically trying to come up with gift ideas. I told them what I'd done and that they were welcome to use my ink pad at the library the next day. They were allllll over that! That ink pad saw more action than [insert joke about someone who gets a lot of action].
So, without further ado, here are a few of our final products:
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)