How To: Create Your Own DIY Pregnant Belly Cast |

How To: Create Your Own DIY Pregnant Belly Cast

This is a MUST do for any expectant mother before the baby arrives!

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17 August 2017

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DIY baby bump cast

Whether you simply want to keep your cast forever, or make use of it when your newborn baby arrives for a unique and lovable photography session – there’s no denying that belly casts are the sweetest things.

And they’re SO easy to do! You only need a few materials, a spare hour one day and you’ll have something that you can keep for a lifetime.

What you’ll need to create your own baby bump cast:

  • Casting rolls or paper
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Vaseline
  • Bin bag (optional for a make-shift skirt)
  • Cardbord box (optional mess catcher)
  • Another person to help apply the cast
  • Instructions to make your own baby bump cast:

    Before you get started, lay down the cardboard box onto the floor and wrap your lower half in a bin bag (or towel, if you don’t mind it getting dirty). Both of these will help to prevent any damage to clothing or your floor.

    Next, that are between 1 foot and 6 inches in length, so you have multiple sizes to choose from.

    Allow to partially dry while still on you for between 10 – 15 minutes, and then gently remove. Leave it in a safe space so it’s not knocked or damaged while it dries completely, which can take from 24 to 72 hours to do.

    Ta-da! You have your own belly bump cast that you can keep forever… Or make into a unique fruit bowl should you wish to. Ideally you would use it in a memorable newborn photography session, popularised by this UK photographer.