Watch Babies in the Womb Use Kicks to Paint Artwork

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By Anisa Arsenault, Associate Editor
Updated March 2, 2017
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Hoping to cultivate artistic skills in baby? Six mothers from from Belgium got a head start, helping their babies paint before they were even born.

The women — all between 32 and 39 weeks pregnant — sat across from canvases, their bellies equipped with paint-dipped paint brushes secured in place by fabric and tape. And then they waited for the kicks.

The artists behind these paintings are the unborn babies, working with the unorthodox method of kicks. Each kick facilitates a brush stroke, since the paint brushes are positioned to hover right over the canvases.

There’s a purpose to this project beyond creating a super creative pregnancy keepsake. It all benefits the  Unborn Artists charity campaign, established to raise awareness about the unborn babies in Africa who don’t survive because of inadequate prenatal medical care.

Each of the paintings have been auctioned or sold at baby showers to raise money for the charity, which has been helping babies paint since 2011.

Way cooler than a sonogram, isn’t it?

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