My friend, Sarah, who I recently belly painted for Halloween, asked if I could paint her one more time before baby #2 arrived. We got this butterfly prenatal belly painting done just in the nick of time!
This is the first time I have added 3-D elements to a prenatal painting and I just love how it came out!
We started off with a photo that Sarah had found online. I pre-made the 3-D butterflies from white card stock and decorated them with colored markers. As you can see, I only remembered to take one picture during the painting process. I sometimes get totally into the work and forget that part!
To stick the paper butterflies to Sarah belly, I used body glue. It is also known as medical adhesive but we buy it to apply glitter tattoos at fairs. It is safe for the skin and comes off with a little rubbing alcohol.
While I was taking photos of the finished body paint, Big Brother decided he wanted to be in the pics!
Painting belly bumps is such a wonderful experience! The babies like to get in on the action by moving around and the pictures are a great memento for the parents. If you would like to see more of my prenatal belly paints, check them out here.
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