on the same day we made chalk, i made a mold for eliza’s hand.  kind of a trial run for preschool…pressing the child’s hand in playdoh, carving the name (or letter in our case) then pouring in the plaster of paris.

i learned that i need to press the hand a little deeper in…especially where the fingers meet the palm…otherwise you might end up with this:


when i first took it out of the playdoh mold, it didn’t even have a crack.  and after the persistent parenting i gave eliza, maybe i deserved it.  but by today, there is a crack that gives me hope eliza may not flip me off much longer.

i want to perfect this art.  what a treasure to see the nooks and crannies, creases and crevices of a little hand.

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