Belly Casting Australia
 
 



Embrace and Capture your pregnancy forever and create a 3D memento keepsake of your pregnant belly with one of our DIY BellyMasking kits and again capture your little ones hands and feet with our BabyCasting Kits once they've entered the world! We supply wholesale & retail casting,display,supplies Australia Wide.

 


FAQ's

 

    • Why should I choose this belly casting kit?

    • Will I have enough plaster in my kit to make my belly cast?

    • Will it hurt my baby?

    • How much and how long does delivery of my kit take?

    • When is the best time to make my belly cast?

    • What is Gesso?

    • I have sensitive skin, are your products safe to use?

    • How do I remove my Belly Cast?

    • How to make a belly cast including your hands?

    • How do i get a really smooth belly cast?

    • How to include your thighs in the casting?

    • How do I remove excess Vaseline form inside my belly cast?

    • Smoothing the edges of your pregnancy belly cast?

    • Reinforcing thin areas of your pregnancy belly cast?

    • What is best age to sculpt my babyís hands and feet?

    • How do I keep my baby still during the sculpting?

    • My baby has sensitive skin are your kits safe?

    • Is there a physical address for Belly Casting Australia?


    Why should I choose this belly casting kit? top

    Our kits are beautifully packaged, they have the highest quality items, and contain up to 50% more materials than other kits available. Everything you need to make your belly cast is included, including easy to follow instructions.

    Will I have enough plaster in my kit to make my belly cast? top

    Our kit includes 4 rolls of high quality plaster gauze at 2.7 meters each in length. This is enough to do a belly cast from your shoulders to your thighs with gauze left over for re-enforcement if needed.

    Will it hurt my baby? top

    The process of the casting does not harm your baby in any way. The baby can still move and if cracking does occur from baby moving, re-enforcement after removal will cover them. If concerned why not check with you obstetrician or doctor at your next visit.

    How much and how long does delivery of my kit take? top

    Postage is calculated on the total weight of your order.  Our orders are posted within 1-2 business day of receiving cleared payment. (Mon-Fri). We ship using Fastway Couriers and Australia Post. Depending on your location your order will usually arrive to you within the next 3-5 business days.

    When is the best time to make my belly cast? top

    Anytime during your pregnancy. Some women like to make a series of belly casts throughout their pregnancy, to remember how much their shape changed in the nine months. If you would like to make only one belly cast, the best time is somewhere during the last 6 weeks of pregnancy.

    What is Gesso? top

    Gesso is a product applied (painted) onto the Belly cast after it has dried and cured to stop it further absorbing moisture from the air. It aids to extend and preserve the life of your belly mask. It is used to harden and protect the cast from moisture and cracks. It also seals the cast so that it can be painted and decorated.

    I have sensitive skin, are your products safe to use? top

    Some kits include containers of vegelatum as an alternative to Vaseline. In my experience these jars are often only labeled with an after market sticker that says vegelatum. I have no idea of the contents in those jars or what vegelatum is made of. Do you? We decided although Vaseline was more expensive, it is a trusted name that does not clog pores and is hypo allergenic. Our plaster rolls are of the highest quality. Both products are suitable for sensitive skins. If anything your skin will feel soft and smooth after your belly casting.

    How do I remove my Belly Cast? top

    Vaseline is applied to the belly prior to creating your Belly cast creating a barrier to exist between the plaster gauze and the skin. This process aids easy removal, as the cast hardens is begins to lift away. By placing you fingers at the sides of the breast and mum to be giving a little wriggle the cast will come away from the skin.

    How to make a belly cast including your hands? top

    Some mums like to include the hands of a loved one in their pregnancy belly cast. It is very easy to do. Just put the hands right on the belly, apply the Vaseline over the back of the hands as you are coating the rest of the mum's casting area, and then simply cast right over the hands. Make sure the fingers are spread far enough apart so that it is easily distinguishable that it is a hand being cast into the pregnancy belly cast.

    How do i get a really smooth belly cast? top

    A tip to make a really smooth cast is to dip your fingers in water after you apply a couple of overlapping layers of the plaster casting strips and rub your fingers over the layers to mix the plaster of paris together among the layers. Work fairly quickly as the plaster strips will begin to dry within a few minutes after you begin applying the plaster strips. After your pregnancy belly cast has completely dried, you can sand it over with a sanding block or if you still want an even smoother surface, apply 1-2 layers of Gesso (included in your kit) and let dry.

    A more advanced method of making a smoother cast is to apply a thin layer of joint compound which can be found at your local hardware store. Apply it with your fingers and as it starts to dry, smooth it out more with your fingers. Allow it to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions and then lightly sand it. You may need to apply more than 1 layer of joint compound, allowing each layer to dry and lightly sanding in between each coat..

    How to include your thighs in the casting? top

    To have your belly cast look right, you will need to do your casting while standing. Start the casting from the top and work your way down. When you get to the bottom of your belly, place a piece of cotton material or cling wrap over your pubic area to keep the wet casting material from sticking to it. Slather the material with Vaseline prior to placing it over your pubic area. You will need to hold the cotton material or cling wrap in place while your helper places the first wet strip over the pubic area. Thereafter, the wet casting strips will hold the cotton material or cling wrap in place.

    Alternatively, you can wear a pair of undies. Try to wear a more delicate pair since the seams won't show as much. Then tuck the cotton material or cling wrap into the seams to hold it in place.

    How do I remove excess Vaseline form inside my belly cast? top

    If you're a patient person the Vaseline will eventually dry out. If you want quicker results, first take a dry paper towel and wipe out any excess. Then, take another paper towel and dip it in rubbing alcohol and gently dab it on the Vaseline to dissolve it. Just be careful not to apply so much rubbing alcohol that it saturates your belly cast.

    Smoothing the edges of your pregnancy belly cast? top

    Don't worry about having the edges of your belly cast be even as you are making the cast. After your belly cast has completely dried, you can take a pair of sharp scissors and trim the edges to make them even if you like.

    Reinforcing thin areas of your pregnancy belly cast? top

    With the left over casting material, you can reinforce the cast where needed. Simply wet additional casting strips and place them on the inside of your belly cast where reinforcements are needed.

    What is best age to sculpt my babyís hands and feet? top

    The best age is when they are newborns as babies grow so quickly we forget how tiny their little hands and feet were. But it is never to late, remember they are constantly growing, so the sooner you capture those tiny hands and feet, the sooner you will have a beautiful keepsake to remember them. The hand & feet sculpture kits include enough material to sculpt 4 childís hands or feet up to 12 months of age.

    How do I keep my baby still during the sculpting? top

    The best time to sculpt your babyís hands and feet are when they are relaxed, or when they are sleepy. The babyís hand or foot is in the mould for only 30 seconds so they usually donít mind it as it has a warm feeling.

    My baby has sensitive skin are your kits safe? top

    Our kits have been developed with the safety of babyís and parents in mind. All of our products are 100% safe, and are non-toxic and non- allergenic, and to Australian standards unlike other kits on the market.

    Is there a physical address for Belly Casting Australia? top

    Currently NO. We are fully ecommerce based only.
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