Pregnancy belly casts are a memorable way to preserve the stages of maternity with a 3D sculpture. Pictures can be great, but maternity sculptures provide a personal piece of memorabilia celebrating the phases of a woman’s pregnancy. Pregnancy belly casts can be decorated however the mother wants, to give them that personal touch.
A pregnancy sculpture can be made at any stage of your maternity, but the best time to do it is during months 7 and 9, when the belly is at its biggest. Some women prefer to do a single belly sculpture, while others like to have a replica made of their protruding stomach after a few months.
Maternity tummy molds are a popular way for pregnant women to capture their baby bumps. While some kits come with everything needed to make a mold, including detailed instructions, others may prefer to DIY. Tummy molds are not hard to make at all and only require a few materials that can be easily sourced.
No matter what kind of belly mold is preferred, the application process is always the same. It’s recommended to have a friend around during the molding process, just in case. To begin, gather all the necessary materials and find a comfortable area for the pregnant woman to sit. The molding process can take a few hours.
Before you begin, it’s important to cover the area you’ll be casting with a substance like Vaseline. This will help the plastered gauze to not stick, and make it easier to remove the pregnancy tummy mold later on. Once the area is lubricated, you can then begin layering on the gauze. Let the gauze set for around 30 minutes before moving on. To remove the pregnancy tummy mold, lightly wiggle it until it loosens, and then have someone help you take it off.
Once you have made the belly cast, it is important to let it dry completely. This usually takes between 24 and 48 hours. Once it is dry, you will need to apply a primer called Gesso. This will protect the belly cast from damage caused by humidity. You can also use the Gesso as a primer if you plan on painting the dried tummy sculpture.
You don’t need to be an artist to do this procedure – just be willing to put in some time and effort, and give it some thought. Remember to paint the gestational stomach mold after it has been removed from the pregnant woman, since the plaster is harmless to skin, but some paint components can be harmful to both mother and baby.