by Laurie Wing
Halloween is coming up and you are pregnant! Finding a costume to fit your growing belly may be a bit of a challenge but instead of driving yourself crazy looking for a maternity Halloween costume, paint your belly instead!
Who says you have to wear a costume for Halloween? Just paint a pumpkin on your own belly canvas. Belly paints apply easily with water and remove easily with mild soap and water. Any unused paints can be stored for future use or you can use for children's face painting projects or other Halloween costumes which require make up or paints.
Another fun option is creating a belly cast of your growing belly and painting a pumpkin on that. You can tie strings around it and have your partner sport it on his/her belly along with your painted pumpkin belly!
What is a Pregnancy Belly Cast?
A pregnancy belly cast is a plaster cast made of an expecting mom's beautiful pregnant form. Making a pregnancy belly cast with a loved one in the privacy of your own home is an easy project that is simple as 1-2-3. You can create your own belly cast in as little as 30 minutes. No mixing of messy materials is required and the end result is a perfect 3D memento of an expecting mom's belly or torso.
A pregnancy belly cast is created by applying several layers of wet plaster strips to the front of mom's body. After the strips have set, they will hold her shape and the belly cast will come away from her body and she will capture how beautiful she looked during her pregnancy.
Once the belly cast has dried completely, the creativity can begin. When decorating the belly cast, your imagine is the only limit! Paint it, bronze it, sign it, use it as a decoration in Baby's nursery, on the wall, a belly bowl, holiday decoration, and other creative ideas belly casters have come up with. So paint your pumpkin belly cast and hang it on your wall for a Halloween decoration.
More Belly Cast and Belly Painting Ideas
Some other fun ideas during the Autumn Season are Belly Casting or Belly Painting at your Baby Shower. Create an autumn-theme pregnancy belly cast and have all of the guests autograph it. It is simple to do and you can pamper the expectant mom during the process. You can get as creative as you'd like. Take lots of pictures for the expectant mom to share with her baby later on.
If you are in more of a Football mood, create your belly cast and paint yours or your partner’s favorite sports team logo. Flip it over and it is a belly bowl for chips (belly) and dip (boobs) while watching the game!
The possibilities are endless. Have fun and don't forget to take pictures of your uniquely decorated belly!
For information about purchasing a ProudBody Belly Cast Kit or Belly Painting Kit, visit ProudBody. If you need one right away, check the website to find out which stores in your area carry ProudBody products. Happy Halloween!
Laurie Wing is an award winning author of Butterflies & Hiccups: A Guided Pregnancy Journal. Laurie is also a Public Relations consultant specializing in, but not limited to, pregnancy and baby products. Laurie resides in New Jersey (outside of New York City) with her two children.
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