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Haaaaa, I remember that!

Here’s a great way to celebrate the mom-to-be. Her friends take turns telling stories of things they got up to together with their expectant pal (you know, before she got all grownup and ultrasoundy). Then, together, they bring it to life by illustrating the story with little thumbprint characters.

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It’s a brilliant excuse to share memories, strengthen friendships and launch fits of giggles. And it creates an amusing keepsake too. So, when bundle is older, they can read all about what Mommy got up to.

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You will need:

  • paper
  • scissors
  • ink stamps
  • pens
  • fingers and thumbs
  • outrageous secrets

Let’s make some Chum Prints!

Step 1

Step 1

Print and cut out your templates.

Step 2

Step 2

Before the shower, ask the mom-to-be to fingerstamp a few cards (in one color). Leave a few blank too.

Step 3

Step 3

At the shower, set up a table with your cards, ink for stamping, and pens.

Step 4

Step 4

Ask friends to think of a memory, choose a card and write it down. Hilarious, tear-jerking, juicy—whatever they like!

Step 5

Step 5

Next ask them to choose an ink color (different from the mom-to-be’s) and stamp the card with their fingerprint. These will become mini illustrations.

Step 6

Step 6

Ask the friends to draw over the fingerprints, turning them into characters. Tall Chris, kooky Aunt Susie, you get the idea…

Step 7

Step 7

After the shower, collect the cards in a scrapbook and present it to the mom-to-be as a memento of her shower (and crazy cahoots). Thumbs up all round!

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