has anyone ever used it before? I was told by a coworker who said she loved using it with her kids to make molds of animal prints and stuff, but for fathersday, I was thinking about getting desposible pie tins to poor the plaster in and making plaster prints of my boys hands and one for the little girl I babysit to make for her dad, and when they dry they can paint them, do you think plaster of paris would work good for this or would some other kinda plaster work better.
ETA: and how much is it? I dont have alot of money.
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How to Make Plaster of Paris
Making plaster of paris is a fun and easy project to do at home. You can complete preparing this within a few minutes time. And, the better side is that the ingredients required for preparing plaster of paris are readily available in the stores. You can even check the kitchen cabinet for the essential supplies to make a plaster of paris recipe. The following is in brief about plaster of paris instructions and recipes, that you can refer to while making it at home:
Plaster of Paris Recipe # 1: Making with Glue
- White glue Lukewarm water Mixing bowl Stirring spatula
- First of all, measure and add 2 parts of warm water and one part of white glue in a mixing bowl. Stir well the mixture, until the glue is evenly distributed. To this mixture, add water in small amounts, while continuing to stir. You can stop pouring water, when the consistency of the mixture is smooth and medium thick. This is how you can make homemade plaster of paris with the help of white glue.
Plaster of Paris Recipe # 2: Making with Flour
- All purpose flour Lukewarm water Mixing bowl Wooden stick for stirring
- Mix together 3 cups of all purpose flour and 1 cup of warm water. Stir the mixture well to loosen any lumps, you can mix it your hands to a smooth dough. If necessary, add more flour or water, until the dough is firm and smooth. Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes to make a consistent batter of thick plaster of paris.
they have stuff at hobby lobby called plaster or paris that is made of gypsum I think it said, but you just add water to it, but I just dont know how well it works and if it will dry fast enought to uses it for what I want
I ended up googling it and found it at hobby lobby for like $3 :) and found directions on how to make it the right consistency for hand prints :)