Boy Scout Merit Badge - Sculpting -2 B- Mold of Fruit or Vegtable.

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Introduction: Boy Scout Merit Badge - Sculpting -2 B- Mold of Fruit or Vegtable.

First off, this is my first instructable so tell me how i did!

I decided to do this Merit Badge because i am good at doing this kind of stuff. When i searched the internet for anyone who has done this before me i got noting so i thought why not document my creation and share it to fellow peoples who want to sculpt a pear...

Here is how i did it.

Step 1:

Gather:
-Plaster of paris
-two disposable bowls
-plaster putty knife and mixing bowl
-a cup of water
-cooking spray
-a fruit or vegtable
-saran wrap
-brown spray paint
-a piece of wood
-tan paint
-paint brush
-sandpaper
-knife
-file

mix up the plaster and put in bowl. you'll need a lot of it and it sets fast!!! then squish the pear or whatever edible and get it at about half way.

Step 2:

saran wrap the vegtable and put the other side on top of the other to make a 360 mold. make sure you saran wrap and gease the two sides with cooking spray.

Step 3:

once dry, seperate and you should get this. then take out the pear and toss in garbage. i would suggest not eating it...

Step 4:

mix more plaster and lay the saran wrap on each mold. then put the plaster in the mold and squish it to get the air bubbles out. you can use a clamp.

Step 5:

take the pear out of the mold, it may take some breaking of the mold

Step 6:

sand it down and paint it. using a knife you can bore out a bottom and top

Step 7:

Make a stem out of a piece of nice wood. you dont need a lot. i glued it in.

Step 8:

prop it up and, i dont know how to explain it but with brown spray paint you need to press down on the sides so it comes out in blotches not a fluid spray.... and paint it however you want.

Step 9:

and your done!! let it dry and show it off to peoples

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    12 Discussions

    Thank you!!! I'm a new boy scout parent and going through the badges to see what I can help with. I was wondering about the plaster mold. I keep thinking that I can use plaster in a silicon or other type of mold , but not plaster! Thank you for showing the way!!!!

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    pearlspauline

    Hey, I cast the pear in soap and put a little stem into the top. Great gift for moms and girls! Thanks again!

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    pearlspauline

    I think you did a bang-up job on this and made it clear enough to get it right on the first try. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you got your badge, maybe even !

    worked on a few more. I was a Scout of the girl variety, and earned lots of badges doing fun stuff like this. I'm now an artist and an anthropologist, two things that make my life very interesting. Thanks

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    webmanoffesto
    webmanoffesto

    7 years ago

    I just finished a plaster sidewalk chalk project. It made made realize that plaster is a great material. This relatively simple project is a great followup.

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    ubr.bzkr
    ubr.bzkr

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    not in the U.S I don't think. I'm a scout and I haven't seen a badge like this before.

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    Johnsons on fire
    Johnsons on fire

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    sweet. any outragious requirements like knowing the history of sculpture or something?

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    thematthatter
    thematthatter

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It only has 3 requirements, they are listed in the link above.

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    mikeobtuse
    mikeobtuse

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i am a boy scout and putting merit badges on instructables is a great idea

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    Robotrix
    Robotrix

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Hey! This is a pretty great instructable for your first try. It's very clear and has great pictures. Nice job! Also, casting objects like this is a really neat concept and you can expand on it in several ways. I'm sure i don't need to tell you what you can do with this, but you can use the same ideas for casting with investment plaster, sand, wax, or metal!