So today I'm going to show you how to make a alginate mold and fill it with polyester resin.

What do we need;

- alginate (it is the material dentists use to cast your teeth, there are several versions of it; some harden quickly like in 1-2 minutes and others take 5to 9 minutes. I used the latter.)
- room temp water
- mold containers
- polyester resin
- polyester resin catalyst; Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP)
- a mixer (you can mix the alginate with your hand but a mixer would make your life a lot easier. but you need a mixer for polyester and the catalyst. If not mixed well the product would crack while hardening)

Step 1:

Put your alginate in a container. Little by little add water and mix it. Do not pour all the water all at once cause it would create lumps and you wouldn't want that :) 
<p>Looks very similar to my own hand!</p>
yummy jelly hand, good work beren! i 5^
That's help for movie effects!
Looks great, give yourself a high-five!
Those hands would be perfect for Halloween. :D

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