Step 1: Gather Supplies
-Plaster of Paris- this can be found at hardware stores or craft stores and is around $7 for 4 lbs.
-Plastic cup or bowl for mixing the plaster
-Plastic spoon for mixing the plaster
Step 2: Find an Animal Track to Cast
Step 3: Make the Plaster Cast
-Carefully pour the plaster into the track to fill it up and have some extra on top.
-You can smooth out the top if you want a flat surface on the back.
-Let it sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can let it sit overnight if it's in a place where it will be protected, otherwise once it is pretty hard you can dig around it and underneath it to get it out. Avoid trying to pry it out of the ground it's still fragile.
-Wrap it in paper towels and let it dry overnight.
Step 4: Finishing the Cast
-Brush the dirt off of the cast.
-After drying for another day or so you can wipe it with a wet cloth to get the rest of the dirt off.
-Admire your awesome plaster animal track cast!
-Track can also be painted for fun.