That is indeed sad.
One suggestion is to make the ‘Playdough’ recipe below. When it is
cool keep it in a closeable plastic bag. An impression of the baby’s
hand can be made with no discomfort to the baby then make a wax cast
and then cast it in metal…if the dough is allowed to dry the
impression gets distorted.
There is also Flexwax 120 that can be used to paint directly on the
body BUT I don’t know if cooling it down to paint on the baby’s
finger /hand will take away from its ability to catch the impression
of the finger print.
I wish you the best in this incredible project.
1 cup water
1 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Combine all ingredients and heat in saucepan over medium heat,
stirring constantly. When the moisture has been absorbed the
playdough is done. Allow to cool then knead until smooth.
…and Merry Christmas to all. Paz.