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Would You Use Your Pregnant Stomach as a Canvas?

A new belly painting kit wants you to turn your maternity oven into a work of art -- not that it isn't already

If you're significantly pregnant, bored and borderline creative, have I got the time killer for you.

From Proud Body, purveyors of "easy-to-use pregnancy art products so that you can remember this very special, yet fleeting time in your life," comes the Pregnancy Belly Painting Kit, a craft box that will let you transform your tummy full o' baby into a living work of art.

While you let the concept of embellyishing sink in and/or picture what yours would look like all dolled up, I'll fill you in on what eager artists get for their $20 purchase price.

•8-color professional FDA approved, water-based make-up palette (black, white, •red, blue, orange, pink, yellow & green)
•Belly Painting Brush
•Belly Painting Sponge
•Painting Tips & Design Ideas
•Sheet of colorful temporary tattoos

READ: 9 Best Beauty Products for Pregnant Women

As a mother of twins who gained 96 lbs. while pregnant (effectively doubling her base weight) of whom there are exactly zero photographs taken during that time, I personally have difficulty relating to the notion of wanting to decorate my baby bump but, then again, I'm nothing if not a curmudgeon.

Actually, I take that back. I might be willing to paint it, I just wouldn't let anyone see the resulting "art work" and most assuredly wouldn't be swapping out my current profile picture. Cur-mud-geon.

What about you happy-go-lucky moms to be? Does decorating your abdomen sound like an entertaining pass time? Perhaps your baby daddy could join in the fun? Or maybe it could be a funny game to play at your Shower? Let me know your gut reaction to the idea, I won't take offense if you love it. I need to learn to lighten up a little. Or, a lot.

READ: What to Eat When You're Expecting


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