Placenta snacking isn’t for everyone. But still … who doesn’t get a little sentimental about a good and faithful placenta?
Designer Alex Green knows how you feel, so he put together a little DIY kit so that you and the baby can treasure your physical attachment for years to come.
Making a teddy bear from a placenta really isn’t that hard, especially if you’re used to tanning and sewing human organs.
The v. cool website Inhabitots, explains how:
The placenta must be cut in half and rubbed with sea salt to cure it. After it is dried out, it is treated with an emulsifying mixture of tannin and egg yolk to make it soft and pliable. Then, you craft it into a teddy bear.
Far more green and sustainable than bronzed baby shoes, right?
Green showed off is “Twin Teddy Bear” kit at Doing It For the Kids, an exhibition of innovative sustainable toy designs at the [re]design show now in London. [re]design’s motto is “for designers who don’t want to make landfill.”
Afterlife for the afterbirth!