Hand, Foot, and Paw Print Perfection

Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of folks capture cute little hand, foot, and paw prints on pottery.  It’s one of the most popular activities people enjoy at our pottery painting studio. They make excellent gifts and are the perfect way to celebrate birthdays — especially for babies.

Here are some tips on how to capture the best painted hand and foot prints on pottery.

  • Children under 1 year don’t make very good hand prints. Foot prints are much easier on the little ones.
  • Some kids are shy while others are excited to feel the squishy paint. We adjust the approach accordingly.
  • Occasionally we have to re-do a print until we get it right. Don’t be afraid to ask for a re-do.  We simply wash the paint off, dry the pottery, and try again.
  • If they are old enough, it’s fun to get the kids involved by choosing colors and planning the project.

Our studio manager, Allison, made a deal with Aaron. If he painted her foot, she could paint his. Mom definitely got a kick out of this and they now have a super footprint of Aaron’s foot!

Painting feet with Allison and Aaron

This couple brought in their newborn to capture a footprint.  A perfect gift for grandparents!

Baby Foot Print

Painting a baby foot print on pottery at Mimosa Studios.

Happy #2 Birthday, Lenora. And how cool will it be for her to see this plate in years to come?!

Baby footprint plate