Introduction: Casting a Cement Honey Bear

About: Huur... derrr.

I was playing with some Chang Shapecrete the other day. I mixed up a bit more than I needed and I was looking for something quick to do with it before it set up. I made a concrete honey bear.

Step 1: Casting the Bear

I pulled this empty honey bear out of the recycling bin. I rinsed it out and filled it up with pourable concrete. I tapped the plastic jar on the bench top to free any trapped air bubbles, wrapped it loosely in plastic and set it aside to harden.

Step 2: Removing the Mold

When the cement was hard I used a razor knife to slit open the plastic. I used the knife and a pair of locking pliers to remove the plastic jar. The cement was amazingly smooth and shiny.

Step 3: Finishing the Head

The head looked a bit weird on top. I used an old back saw to cut off the excess cement and then sanded the top of the bears head smooth with sandpaper.

Step 4: Painting the Bear

I painted the bear with Rustoleum khaki, then nutmeg and finally a misting of kona brown around the face. I used paint pens to add a face and the text on his chest.

Badly painted bear? Check. Horrible double-whammy pun? You bet. This would be right at home on the galley shelf of any Air Stream in the land.

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