My dentist gave me a 5-lb jar of the alginate last summer and he told me the plaster should be used in the mold as soon as it is feasible.
Lowry Middle School
North Tonawanda, NY
>From: "Sandra Rowland"
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>Subject: RE: Plaster Cast Hands!
>Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 22:47:32 -0500
><>Do you know if it can wait overnight?>>
>I don't know if it's necessary to fill with plaster immediately or not.....
>I don't think the mold would dry out so much to make the plaster stick to
>it--just haven't tried, and the kids are so eager to do this that I haven't
>You do need to do the plaster fairly quickly as the material does break
>down as it dries. My cousin, my supplier, is a dentist and he keeps his damp
>until they are ready to pour the mold.
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