About Us

How We Started

Impressionable Kids is a truly special way of capturing your childs individuality

Impressionable Kids Australia first commenced operating in 1999 with our first outlet opening in Hornsby, New South Wales. Since then we have expanded Australia wide and have outlets in almost every state.

We pride ourselves on offering the largest range of high quality products as well as providing great customer service.

We are commited to providing everlasting memories which suit the individual taste of each and every parent. Please take the time to look through our keepsake section to view our range of products which can be adapted to suit your style and colour scheme.

Why Choose Impressionable Kids?

Impressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia, so you can rest assured we have the expertise to create the highest quality sculptures of your child's hands and feet.

At Impressionable Kids we hand make products that will create a memory for a life time, so we make sure that our customers frames are made to last forever, unlike other sculpturing companies we do not cut corners.

Impressionable Kids is a member of the Professional Picture Framers Association of Australia, we have access to the very latest products and techniques on offer in the picture framing industry, our quality is unmatched.

We have listed below other reasons why our products are more superior:

  • Impressionable Kids are the only sculpturing company in Australia who offer a lifetime warranty on their frames, we are that confident that our frames will stand the test of time. This is great piece of mind when dealing with such special memories that can never be replaced.
  • All of our franchisees undergo intensive training and must pass stringent quality checks before being allowed to operate as an Impressionable Kids franchise. In addition to this all franchises are subject to the same stringent quality checks on a regular basis through the life of their business.
  • Our Impressionable Kids Logo and contact details are on the back of the frame where they belong, we believe this is your special piece of artwork and should not be used as an advertisement for our business.
  • Our casting powder is of the highest quality ensuring as much detail as possible to every hand and foot sculpture we do.
  • We only use premium quality casting stone, never plaster, as it is too soft.
  • All of our frames are made from top grade timber and are of the highest quality available.
  • We never use mdf as a backing to your frame as this will ultimately acid burn the display box.
  • All of our mats are professionally cut in-house and have a 45-degree bevel edge.
  • All of our frames use D-rings to attach the hanging cord, this ensures it will hang safely on the wall. We do not cheapen the product by attaching the cord with staples.
  • Our products are sealed for maximum moisture protection by an additional acid free backing, this also makes our boxes strong.
  • Our products are further sealed using professional framers tape, not cheap substitutes.
  • We place bump-ons on the back of the frame to allow air to circulate around, protecting it from environmental damage.
  • We will advise you on how to care for your masterpiece and where best to place it in your house.
  • Our frames can be customised to meet your individual needs. We have the largest range of options compared to any other sculpturing company in Australia.
  • The biggest difference of all is that we care about the quality of your product and we don’t cut any corners as so many others do.
  • We are always friendly and interested in helping you because we love what we do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our most frequently asked questions below. If you can't find your question below please dont hesitate to get in touch on our contact page.

Impressionable Kids are Australia’s leader in framed children’s memorabilia, so you can rest assured we have the expertise to create the highest quality sculptures of your child’s hands and feet. At Impressionable Kids we hand make products that will create a memory for a life time, so we make sure that our customers frames are made to last forever, unlike other sculpturing companies we do not cut corners. Impressionable Kids is a member of the Professional Picture Framers Association of Australia, we have access to the very latest products and techniques on offer in the picture framing industry, our quality is unmatched. Impressionable Kids are the only sculpturing company in Australia who offer a lifetime warranty on their frames, we are that confident that our frames will stand the test of time. This is great piece of mind when dealing with such special memories that can never be replaced. For further information on why you should trust Impressionable Kids with your child’s memories please visit the Why Choose Us section of our website.

We can take impressions at any age but you really want to capture just how little they once were. As we all know they grow so quickly so the earlier the better.

We have taken impressions of baby’s literally hours old as well as a 99 year old!

No not at all, we are not limited by age when taking impressions. Whilst he has obviously grown in the last twelve months, when you look back at the impressions in ten or twenty years time you will be glad that you invested in an Impressionable Kids keepsake.
Absolutely, Impressionable Kids custom make all of our frames in-house so we can produce a frame for you to suit your individual circumstances. Whatever layout you require and colours, your local representative will work with you to produce an amazing piece of artwork which you will admire for years to come.

We do not recommend taking feet impressions once the child has reached the age of approximately two years old. Having said that please discuss your request with your local franchisee as each child does grow at different rates.

If your child is too old to have their two hand and two feet impressions taken there are some other lovely options available such as a one hand and one foot or just their two hands framed together. This way you are still able to capture those special memories of your little one.

We take a latex type mould of your baby’s hands and feet by placing a playdough type consistancy mixture around their little hand and foot which takes approximately 30 to 60 seconds to set. Once this has set we gently remove the mould.

We pour a high quality sculpturing stone mix into the moulds which we have taken of your baby’s hands and feet. We do not use plaster as this is far too soft and will not last.

Yes, the casting process we use is completely non-toxic to baby’s skin and is non-allergenic. We have never had any adverse reactions.

We are great framers but not so great photographers so we need you to supply the photo. If you don’t want to take a photo yourself we are more then happy to refer you on to one of the professional photographers we can recommend. We prefer either a 6″x 4″ or a 5″x 7″ size photo, however if you have a different size photo then please talk to us about resizing your frame to suit. 

We say that we will have your frame finished within six to eight weeks, however if you need your frame earlier for special circumstances then please talk to us and we will endeavor to meet your needs. Please note if the photo is not supplied at the time of your initial appointment this will delay the completion date.

Yes we do. Our gift vouchers are professionally printed and can be redeemed at any of our franchise locations across Australia.

No, over the years we have received many calls from distressed customers who have tried using a DIY kit unsuccessfully.

Impressionable Kids do not sell or recommend “do it yourself” kits as the processes involved in taking an impression takes days of training.   The chances of you obtaining a successful impression on your first, second or even third attempt is extremely slim. 

The quality of the materials in kits is unknown; therefore, even if you manage to get a good impression you do not know if it will stand the test of time or turn to dust. 

A comparison between our prices & the cost of a kit are minimal and the kit usually does not include framing or an engraved plaque.

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Our History

Over 20 years of experience

Impressionable Kids began franchising in 1999 to ensure it continued to meet the high demand and maintain the product quality that Impressionable Kids was so well known for. We now have franchise locations throughout Australia and are continually looking for new ways to improve and expand our business.

Each franchise is Australian owned and operated by families with children, they have a thorough understanding and the experience required when it comes to dealing with your child.

The franchisors David, Robyn, Darren and Jacquie work hard to ensure that each and every customers needs are met through its franchise network. Being previous franchisees and customers of Impressionable Kids themselves they have an excellent understanding on all levels.

We specialise in making beautifully hand crafted framed hand and feet sculptures, however we have now expanded our range to include other keepsakes such as fingerprint jewellery, birth collages, bronzing, pet sculptures and name frames. Please visit our product range page for further information on our keepsake range or alternatively call us on 1300 88 58 68.

If you would like to find out more information on how you can join the Impressionable Kids family please visit our Franchise Opportunities section for further details or call our office on (07) 4055 6946.

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Important Notice to Our Customers

In the face of the Coronavirus (COVID_19) pandemic, we wanted  to keep you up to date on what we are doing at Impressionable Kids to ensure the safety of you and our staff.

At this stage, following the advice of the QLD Health and the Australian Government we remain business as usual.

However, as always, the safety and well being of our customers is our top priority and we wanted to assure you that we are following all recommended procedures to reduce any risk of transmission of the virus in any of our Australian wide studios

Safety and Hygiene is always a priority or our business and we have introduced additional precautionary measures and practices to our routines to help keep our community safe including:

Disinfecting of the studio after each appointment, including but not limited to cleaning of all tables and chairs with anti viral & antibacterial disinfectant immediately after every customer and we have anti viral & antibacterial sanitiser in the studio for your use. In addition any staff member that becomes unwell or shows signs of illness, will not attend the studio and we request the same of our customers.

We ask that if you have returned from overseas within 14 days of when you are due to attend your appointment, that you reschedule to a later date.

If you find yourself genuinely unwell or forced to self quarantine – we will wherever possible, accommodate you by moving you to a later appointment. Please contact us to discuss options of you find yourself in this situation.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow any recommendations made by the appropriate authorities including information from the World Health Organisation. We understand that this is a very unsettling time, but we encourage you to continue to support your local businesses whenever possible for as long as possible.

Be safe, do not panic, be kind to each other and look out for your neighbours. Now more than ever – we need to unite as communities, and to help each other navigate these troubling times.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on contact@impressionablekids.com.au 

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The Impressionable Kids Team

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