Mold and Cast a Hand With Alginate

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Introduction: Mold and Cast a Hand With Alginate

Step 1: Prepare the Alginate

Alginate is a powder which you have to mixed with water to obtain a mold mixture.

Assays are : 1 mesure of alginate for 1 mesure of lukewarm water.

Step 2: Make the Mold

Alginate is perfect for body mold. You can even use it on your teeth … dentists do it !

You have just to make the contact.

For a hand, plunge it in the mixture and wait few minutes. Time to make the mixture solid.

Step 3: Easy and Fast : Mold OK

When the mold is solid, you can get out you hand.

Step 4: Prepare Plaster

The mold have to be used immediately and it's for an unique cast.

So prepare some plaster.

Step 5: Cast Le Plaster in

Do it … do it … do it … !

Step 6: Plaster Is Now Solid

Properly, cut the mold to extract the cast.

Step 7: Here We Go !

A perfect plaster hand is …. !

CONGRATULATIONS !

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    Plaster breaks easily - what if I want to make it a little more solid (but not concrete...) ?

    E.G. how about a mixture of plaster and glassfibers ?