you for taking the time to read more about our products and some of the history of pregnancy art. As you'll read below, we have
spent a lot of time researching and testing every product. We believe
that we have created not only the highest quality, but also the most
beautifully packaged, pregnancy art products available on the market.
Our pregnancy art henna kit was created by professional henna artists
and we believe it is the finest-quality pregnancy henna kit available.|
What is it?
A pregnancy belly cast is a plaster cast made of an expecting mom's beautiful pregnant form. Our pregnancy belly cast kit enables moms to create a lasting memory of their pregnancy in the privacy of mom's home in as little as 30 minutes. Photos and video can't capture an expecting mom's shape the way our pregnancy belly cast can. A pregnancy belly cast enables a mom to forever remember how she looked during her pregnancy and the special nine months she shared with her growing baby.
As one mom aptly put it, "It is a really cool way of capturing your pregnant body. You can show your child later that this is what mom looked like when you were inside!"
History of the Belly Cast
In the past, there have
been many different ways that a mom could preserve the memory of her
pregnancy. Some expecting moms took a lot of pictures to put into their
baby's baby book. Others made videos to show to their babies when they
were older. Making a pregnancy belly cast is a unique way to remember
this special time in your life.
At what point in my pregnancy should I make one?
a belly cast is usually done 3-4 weeks before your due date, but you
could also make multiple belly casts to capture the miraculous changes
in your body throughout your pregnancy. Many couples enjoy making a
belly cast or mask together, providing the father with a unique bonding
opportunity with your baby. Photos only capture a flat 2-dimensional
image, but a belly cast captures this exciting transformation in a full 3
dimensions! No matter when you decide to make it, you will treasure your belly cast forever.
Easy to Make?
This is the number one question we have been asked over our 10+ years in business. Making a belly cast using one of our kits is a simple project.
First of all, all of our kits are complete.
You don't need to run to the store to buy anything else before making
your cast. We have done all of the tedious material gathering for you.
All you need to provide is a pair of scissors and a pan to hold water.
is no mixing of messy materials required and our directions are easy to
follow. All you need to do is to take the rolls of belly casting
material, cut them into strips, shorter strips for your torso area and
longer strips for your belly area. After you generously apply our belly
casting lubricant over the surface area you are going to cast, then you
take one strip at a time and dip it very quickly in warm water. Place
the wet belly casting strip on your skin and repeat in overlapping
layers with the remaining strips. You will only need to sit still for
about 10 minutes after the strips have been placed on your skin and then
your belly cast will be dry enough to pull off.
The casting process takes only about 30 minutes from start to finish.
you remove your belly cast, please allow it to dry completely before
decorating it. Our DELUXE pregnancy belly cast kit contains everything
needed to prepare your cast for decorating. It generally takes about one
to two days for a belly cast to dry. You will know it is dry when it
doesn't feel cool or damp to the touch anymore.
Belly Cast Decorating
you make your pregnancy belly cast, you can leave it in its original
form or you can paint it, apply sequins, mirror, tile, beads or any
other decorations. You could even glaze it and use it as a fruit bowl or
have it bronzed! Many moms hang it as a wall decoration in their
bedroom or in their baby's nursery. Other moms wait until their babies
are born and apply paint to their baby's hands and feet and put the
prints on their cast. When your baby is old enough, you could even paint
and hang it together. Your imagination is the limit!
can also purchase one of our decorating kits. They are available in
BOLD, PASTEL or VINTAGE paint colors. Each decorating kit contains a
colorful decorating sheet and the BOLD and PASTEL kits contain a color
wheel to help you mix colors. Scroll down to read more about our belly cast DECORATING kits.
offer two different pregnancy belly cast kits in our product line. Our
DELUXE pregnancy belly cast kit contains the works! It not only contains
everything needed to make a belly cast, but also all the materials
needed to prepare a belly cast for decorating. Our BASIC pregnancy belly
cast kit contains everything needed to make a basic belly cast but with
no sacrifice in quality. It does not contain finishing materials to
prepare a belly cast for decorating.
After the kit comparison below, you can read about each product included in each kit in detail.
Comparison of Kit Contents( = included, X = not included) |
| Rolls of Premium Quality Belly Casting Material (each roll is 4 inches wide x 5 yards long) |
| All-natural belly casting lubricant |
| Plastic drop cloth |
| Nitrile (non-latex) gloves |
| Easy instructions (in English, Spanish & French) |
| Sanding screen |
| Colorful Decorating Sheet showing hundreds of decorated belly casts |
| Belly Cast Finishing Sealant (Gesso) |
| Sponge brush to apply the sealant |
| Belly Cast Smoother (plaster casting powder) to smooth your belly cast
Premium Quality Plaster Casting Material
provide four-inch wide by five-yard long premium-quality, extra-creamy
casting material in each of our kits. All plaster casting rolls are not
the same! Look at the comparison we made to the right.
casting material we chose contains a fine cotton gauze and generous
amounts of gypsum. When applied to mom's skin, it is creamy and able to
capture all the fine details of a mom's expecting form. The combination
of the fine gauze and generous amounts of gysum allows the caster to get
an incredibly smooth finish during the casting itself. We chose quick
setting material to minimize the amount of time mom needs to sit and
wait for her cast to dry.
tested both medical-grade casting material and artist's casting
material in our testing process. We chose the artist's casting material
over the medical-grade casting material because the artist's casting
material makes a smoother cast due to the finer cotton gauze and moregenerous and creamier gypsum contained on the cotton gauze.
medical-grade casting material uses a coarser gauze and there is not as
much gypsum contained on the gauze. It also dries a more off-white
color than the artist's casting material.
The casting material is made from 100% natural materials and is non-toxic and safe to use on mom's skin. There is no heat reaction when applied to mom's skin unlike bulk plaster of paris that can be purchased in a hobby or home improvement store.
received and reviewed all of the safety certifications obtained by the
manufacturer regarding its use. The casting material conforms to the
health requirements of ASTM-D4236 and requires no additional labeling as
mandated by the Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA).
rolls measure 4 inches wide x 5 yards long. However, OURS has much more
plaster casting material embedded in the roll--this makes all the
difference in the quality of a belly cast!
ALL of our kits contain the casting rolls shown on the left.
100% natural & no heat reaction!
All-Natural Belly Casting Lubricant
done a lot of research and testing on what lubricant to use in our kit
to provide the best barrier between mom's skin and the casting
material. We tried it all!
we first tested lubricants for our kits, we considered Vaseline,
generic petroleum jelly, unpetroleum jelly and oils. We found that
the best barrier between mom's skin and our casting material and it is a
trusted name in providing safe, high-quality skin-care products. Since
that time, we have tested lubricants like Udderly Smooth Udder Cream
and Nivea as other kits came onto the market. We were not satisfied with
the amount of barrier protection these other lubricants provide.
years ago, we started receiving requests from customers who wanted an
all-natural lubricant and we listened! Unable to find a product on the
market that provided the same amount of barrier protection to mom's skin
as Vaseline, we had a lubricant especially made just for us.
all-natural belly casting lubricant provides an excellent barrier
between mom's skin and the casting material so the belly cast is easy to
remove from mom's skin after it has dried. Plus, it is body and
all-natural belly casting lubricant is made of all-natural ingredients:
Beeswax, cocoa butter, olive oil and vitamin E. It is easily washed
from mom's skin once her belly cast has been removed or she can allow it
absorb into her skin. It is so much easier to remove than messy
Vaseline but it provides the same excellent barrier protection!
Plastic Drop Cloth
a pregnancy belly cast is great fun, but also is messy! We provide a 9
foot x 12 foot drop cloth to spread to keep the drips off your floor and
to make clean up after the casting very simple.
|Carbine Sanding Screen
DELUXE pregnancy belly cast kit and ORIGINAL pregnancy belly cast kit
includes a sheet of medium grit carbine sanding screen. It is used to
lightly sand your dried pregnancy belly cast to make a smoother surface
if you desire.
expensive than either latex or vinyl gloves, nitrile gloves are made
from 100% soft nitrile polymer, eliminating any probability for allergic
reaction to the natural rubber proteins found in latex gloves. Nitrile
gloves have excellent tensile strength and durability compared to vinyl
gloves. They also conform well with excellent elasticity compared to
|Step-by-Step Easy Instructions
a pregnancy belly cast is a very simple craft. We provide easy and
thorough instructions (including images) to guide you every step of the
way. In about 30 minutes, you will create a perfect 3D memento of your
beautiful pregnant form and a wonderful family heirloom. Our
instructions are written in English, French and Spanish.
Colorful Decorating Sheet
DELUXE pregnancy belly cast kit contains a colorful decorating sheet
containing hundreds of ideas for decorating your pregnancy belly cast.
can now also purchase one or more of our belly cast DECORATING kits to
paint your belly cast once you have made it and it has dried. Read below
Belly Cast Finishing Sealant (Gesso)
is also called acrylic priming paint, a flexible liquid ground that
seals, protects, and gives "tooth" to substrates. Not only does it seal a
belly cast, but it also promotes paint adhesion. It is formulated to
accept a wide variety of media on many commonly used painting surfaces.
It comes ready-to-use, but can be mixed with water for thinner
applications. It should be applied in thin layers. Although one coat of
Belly Cast Finishing Sealant will provide good adhesion, it may
sometimes leave pinholes or uncovered areas. It is recommended to apply
two thin coats of Belly Cast Finishing Sealant to your belly cast.
Sponge Brush to apply the Belly Cast Finishing Sealant
We have found that sponge brushes work better than bristle brushes to apply our Belly Cast Finishing Sealant.
Belly Cast Smoother
belly cast smoother is a gypsum-based plaster of paris. It should only
be mixed and applied to a finished and dried belly cast. Once applied,
the surface of the belly cast will be incredibly smooth, like the
picture shown above under the DELUXE pregnancy belly cast kit.
We have three pregnancy belly cast DECORATING kits to
our product line. These kits contain everything you need (acrylic paints
in three different color schemes, sponge painting brush, detail paint
brushes, colorful decorating ideas sheet and color wheel) for you to
transform your completed belly cast into a work of art. Your imagination
is truly the only limit in using one or more of our decorating kits!
These acrylic painting kits are available in three different paint schemes: BOLD, PASTEL & VINTAGE.
our Belly Cast DECORATING Kit page for more details regarding each of
these kits and to view pictures using the colors in each of these kits.
Several from our picture gallery. Your imagination is truly the only limit!
Click here for our picture gallery to see HUNDREDs more!
Click here for our tips page.
noticed over the past few years that more moms are painting their
bellies during pregnancy. The reason we developed our belly painting
kit is that we learned of moms using either poster paints or acrylic or
latex paints to decorate their bellies. These paints are not safe for
use on skin and we wanted to provide a safe product for mom to use in
exploring her creative side!
Our pregnancy belly painting kit includes: 8-color professional FDA approved, water-based make-up palette (black, white, red, blue, orange, pink, yellow & green) Belly Painting Brush
Belly Painting Sponge
Painting Tips & Design Ideas
Sheet of colorful temporary tattoos
with SNAZAROO, one of the best face and body painting companies in the
world, to manufacture our pregnancy belly painting kit. SNAZAROO
manufactures its products using FDA compliant materials and processes
that would provide FDA compliance (and their international
counterparts). Their painting products are regulated as a cosmetic good
and are just as safe (or more so) as something you would find at an
upscale cosmetic counter. They do not use any materials in their
products that could cause harm. Their factory and manufacturing
procedures are also FDA compliant and have been inspected by appropriate
federal staff. In addition, they keep FDA approved records to insure
the safest manufacturing procedures. Never use any product on your body
that does not specifically say it is FDA compliant and safe for use on
your skin. They use no ingredients that do not meet cosmetic guidelines
both in the United States and the European Community. They also avoid
ingredients that can substantially increase the risk of allergic
reaction, such as fragrances. You know if you are using SNAZAROO that
every measure for safety has been made.
SNAZAROO has spent tens
of thousands of dollars in safety testing our products. All of these
tests have been done by FDA approved, independent labs both in the USA
and in Europe. In routine inspections by the FDA and other international
agencies, they have proven time and time again to comply with FDA and
child safety guidelines.
Temporary belly tattoos
set of nine belly tattoos included in the kit are made with FDA
approved inks. Each tattoo has an approximate size of 2 inches.
use is popular during pregnancy. It can be used during a blessingway
ceremony. Having henna applied and having someone touch your pregnant
belly, is very calming. The henna paste is cooling and can help relieve
heat exhaustion and soothe hot skin. Henna brings something restful and
joyous to the strenuous last trimester and helps women embrace this
transformation. The kit we sell is the best we have found on the market.
It was created by professional henna artists.
Our pregnancy art henna kit includes:
Packaged in a clear, heavy duty, re-useable vinyl zippered pouch
grams of fresh henna powder with sucrose (sugar) added. Super finely
sifted and 100% natural, yields 3 ounces and produces over 75 beautiful
1.5 Drams 100% Pure Essential Bulgarian Lavender Oil pre measured to darken henna for the best results
Jacquard Plastic Applicator Bottle Stainless Steel Jacquard Applicator Tip, size medium
2 Glitter Poof bottles with 10 grams each of holographic pink and aquamarine glitter
Sugar to keep the henna paste moist
10 Alcohol Swabs to clean and prepare the skin for henna application
Assortment of Cotton Balls, Cotton Swabs and Toothpicks to aide in the application, touch ups, and sealing of henna designs
Medical Tape to wrap the paste and hold it precisely in place for a perfect stain
Complete Recipe and Instructions step by step, straight forward and easy to follow
A Brief Introduction about Henna and Mehndi
30+ Pattern Ideas to help you get started plus bonus designs created especially for pregnancy
Carrot Bag to fill applicators
TATTs are temporary tummy tattoos. They are easy to apply, last for
days and look great! They are great for a day at the beach or a night
out on the town if you are going to show a little belly!
developed our baby-safe ink pads to help moms decorate their belly cast
by putting baby's handprints or footprints on her cast.
The baby print ink pads can also be used to put baby's prints on other mementos.
Here are more places to visit on our web site.
Please click here to visit our picture gallery page for hundreds of ideas for decorating your completed belly cast.
Click here for our tips page for more information and tips about making your cast.
Finally, visit our help page for answers to more questions about making a belly cast.