Fingerprint Mould- 4 Easy Steps

How to take your fingerprint moulds, please follow these 4 simple steps and also refer to our written instructions below which you will be sent with your kit.

  1. Ensure child’s fingers are clean and dry before taking a mould. It is advisable to ensure fingernails are trimmed also.
  2. Take out the contents of the white pot using a pointy item such as a cocktail stick, Split in half and roll into balls. Do the same with the blue pot contents, keeping both colours separate for now. You should now have 4 balls of mould, 2 white and 2 blue, ensure they are of equal size.
  3. Take one white ball and one blue and kneed together using your fingers until the colour is a pale blue with no marbling effect. The mould is now mixed and will start to harden quickly! If the mould starts to set before making the impression the fingerprint will lack definition.
  4. Roll the mould into a smooth ball.
  5. Put the ball onto a piece of paper use a book or something as support underneath and press child’s chosen finger (Index finger normally or Small finger for teenage children) into the ball. Keep the finger straight and press deep into the mould without going all the way through, this gives a good deep impression for us to work with.
  6. If you are unhappy with the fingerprint or you do go all the way through the mould then just start again by rolling into a ball, be aware that it may set hard very quickly now (repeat steps 3-5).
  7. Repeat steps 3-5 for each mould.
  8. Leave moulds out of child’s reach to set for 10-15 minutes.
  9. If you can press your fingernail into the side of the mould without making an indentation then is set and ready to post back to us.
  10. Put moulds into the bags provided and write each child’s name on the label in the individual bag.
  11. Please send the moulds in the bags provided and return the empty pots to the address below. Please do not forget to send your order form.