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How to Make Homemade Plaster to Mold a Baby's Hand

Posted by on Feb. 10, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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I am doing this for Valentine gifts so I thought I would share this with you.  I am going to do all 3 kids and let the twins paint them. 

How to Make Homemade Plaster to Mold a Baby's Hand

 

Instructions

Things You'll Need:

  • 2 cups salt
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 4 cups flour
  • Acrylic paint sealer
  1. Step 1

    Boil 2.5 cups of water. Add salt, and stir to dissolve.

  2. Step 2

    Measure out 4 cups of flour into a large bowl while the water is boiling. When the salt water mixture is ready, pour over the flour.

  3. Step 3

    Mix flour and water together to create your homemade plaster. Once the plaster mixture cools enough, knead it the same way you would bread dough to make a smooth dough.

  4. Step 4

    Shape your homemade plaster into a circle, square or heart. You can use a cake pan to help you make the shape that you desire. Once you have a nicely shaped piece of soft plaster, you can imprint baby's hand or foot print directly into the plaster.

  5. Step 5

    Bake your baby's plaster hand or foot print for approximately three hours at 225 degrees F. Bake on a cookie sheet covered by a layer of aluminum foil for best results.

  6. Step 6

    Paint your plaster piece any way you desire. When the paint is dry, spray with an acrylic sealer to preserve and protect your piece for years to come!

http://www.ehow.com/how_4965776_make-plaster-mold-babys-hand.html

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by on Feb. 10, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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Artistachica
by Platinum Member on Feb. 10, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Too cool!

I may just make one!

gacgbaker
by on Feb. 11, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Such a cute idea, thanks!

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newmom2be08
by on Feb. 12, 2010 at 12:57 AM

We tried this when our son was 7 months-old.  I guess I thought since he was so young, he would cooperate.  WRONG!   He kept moving his hand all over the place, and needless to say we had to skip making the Christmas ornament for the grandparents.  LOL!  Cute idea though!

ngbambino
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 5:08 AM

can i air dry instead of oven...cuz i dont have oven in the house.please advise. thank you.

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