WK 4- Activity- Plaster Casting

This week’s activity was really cool because it was our first hands on activity.  Minyon and I went to the beach to start our plaster casting.  We started with the first step and dug a hole.  We decided to do a plaster casting of our feet.

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We mixed the plaster and water, but somehow it did not turn out as well as we planned.  It was a little more liquid-y than the buttermilk consistency that was expected.  But! We managed to get most of the mold to set, but some of the toes fell off or got smushed…

While we waited we just played in the water and did some cool dance moves.

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The finished product (Minus some toes)…

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This activity was really fun and it was really great to get our hands dirty!  I didn’t know it was so easy to make a plaster cast of a foot!  It’s great to think that it is so simple to create art.  All of our supplies were just from a hardware store and we just used the environment as our mold.  Plaster casting is just a fun and simple way towards actually sculpting something out of plaster.  We didn’t really sculpt anything, but we used our natural curvatures as a mold and sculptor.  This activity has been my favorite so far!

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