Main List of Ingredients:
1 roll plaster gauze.
(You should be able to buy this at any good art store or online.)
One 1lb. container of Alginate.
(We used "Algiform" brand "slow set" alginate.)
4-5 (1oz.) boxes of Knox Gelatin.
(We actually made 8 boxes worth and had way too much left over.)
Red food coloring.
(You should always have some of this on hand. Whenever I go to the grocery store I clean them out of Red food coloring!)
(Flesh tone, not clear.)
1 pair of panty hose.
(A cheap flesh tone is good. Even an old pair would do.)
3 feet of tubing.
(I would recommend soft rubber tubing for this application.)
1 non-lubricated condom.
(You can get free condoms in lots of places like health centers and often school.)
Basic makeup kit.
(Some reds and whites to add detailed shading to your fake hand.)
(Red food coloring, corn syrup and water.)
Step 1: Making Ballistics Gel
Step 2: The Alginate Mold Process
Once the alginate is completely mixed you can start applying it to your subjects dry hand and arm. Alginate doesn't need a release agent. If anything I would have the person applying the alginate to the subject put some petrolum jelly on their hands, because this stuff sticks to everything! Cover the entire area and double check there are no air bubbles in your alginate or that it isn't too thin in any areas. The alginate should start to set in 5-6 minutes at which point you can start applying your plaster gauze.