Plaster Casting

 

Materials Needed:Plaster-Casting

Plaster of Paris, metal pan or tray with high sides, sand (firm), objects to copy, paints.

 

Instructions:

Lightly pack sand into tray. Push object you want to copy firmly into the sand and remove carefully to form the mold. Pour plaster into mold and allow to dry overnight. Remove from sand, clean, paint or decorate as you like.

 

Brian says:

“Great for making children’s hand prints but the sand may not allow fine details to be copied.”

“You can also carefully write your name using your finger and some firm pressure after it starts to set.”

“Lightly sand the back of the cast to flatten and glue on magnet.”

 

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