My step daughter needed help making models for a school project showing the evolutionary stages of a whale. I showered her a technique I call "Plaster- Mâché " It follows the same concept as papier-mâché, but uses Plaster of Paris which gives you much more versatility when sculpting the model. This instructable also includes creating display stands for these models.

Step 1: Materials & Tools

- Newspaper
- Masking Tape
- Paper Towels
- Plaster of Paris
- Sandpaper (various grits)
- Assorted Paints
- Clear Coat
- Wood Trim (for stands)
- 1/4" Wood Dowels (for stands)
- Wood Stain (for stands)
- Wood Glue (for stands)
- Saw/Mitre box
- Drill w/ 1/4" bit
- Scissors (optional)
Could you use Newspaper strips instead of paper towels to run through the plaster mix?
Plaster mache is new to me. Thanks for making it so clear!
Wow! your plaster technique is very useful. Thanks a lot for the idea.
evolution is a lie!
The question shouldn't be is evolution true or a lie. It should be, what does the term &quot;in his image&quot; mean. If you mean his physical image, then God has a body and we are all clones. If the term refers to his spiritual image, then God could very well have used evolution to create us and everything else. He is God after all. He does what he wants, the way he wants. The Book doesn't say &quot;in his image, but he definitely didn't use evolution&quot;. <br>Unless you're God's boss?<br>Your call.
Yeah I know. But it was a school assignment and those three particular creatures DID exist.
u should have proved them rong! anyway here's a website: http://www.drdino.com/
They're nice models, could you add something on the research you did (evolutionary stages) as background info?<br /> <br /> L<br />
I'll have to ask my step daughter... I have no idea what they are called. LOL!
We can see the stages, where they're coming from would complete this nicely, it's an educational thing after all. Thanks for the reply.<br /> <br /> L<br /> <br />

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