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Baby shower crafts that takes a little bit of planning but makes a fabulous sentimental gift is a handprint quilt. You will need to precut quilt squares to do this. Choose fabric and style to match mother’s nursery décor. Make sure you have enough squares – one for each baby shower guest.
As baby shower guests arrive at baby shower, have them stick their hand in paint and make a simple handprint on a single square and sign their name. Try glitter, silver or gold fabric paint for a decorative touch. Let them dry. Then someone sews together finished project. Optional: leave room for a larger block in middle that says baby’s name, birth date if known, and phrase “Surrounded by Love”.
Finally, favorite baby shower crafts – this one’s to be done during actual baby shower. You will need one or two disposable cameras, access to a one hour photo developer, a scrapbook and scrapbooking supplies, and a couple of volunteers. For more information on baby shower scrapbooking ideas go to our page on Scrap Booking Tips.
As baby shower guests arrive, take a picture of each baby shower guest with mother or mother and baby, and take several random, candid pictures. You want to photograph decorations, table setting, and baby shower cake if there is one.
When cameras are full, have a volunteer rush to have them developed. I suggest calling your store in advance to let them know what you are doing and to make sure they can meet your time restraints. Then, when baby shower pictures return, start scrapbooking! Ideally, baby shower guests would get to do page with their picture on it. Usually, it’s easy to keep this project a secret and present at end of baby shower.
The mother has an instant keepsake, and again you have saved her valuable time and energy. Whether you’re scrapbooking or not, be sure to take lots of pictures. Be sure to set aside adequate space for these baby shower crafts, and delegate as many tasks as possible.
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Randy is owner of How to Plan a Baby Shower where you can get more tips and ideas for your baby shower. You can also purchase and find free baby shower games. Randy owned and operated a very successful storefront/mailorder business from 1988 to 2003.