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Lesson Plans

Plaster Strips

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McMasters (
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 07:45:59 -0500

I have done plaster strip masks with 4th through high school. One
thing that has helped me is to use an older paper cutter to cut the
plaster into workable pieces and store them in a moisture proof box. I
have the students set up their work stations using a foam meat tray
(with several layers of wet paper towel on it), a container of lukewarm
water and a selection of plaster strips. The students then pour enough
water into the foam tray to easily wet the plaster when it is placed in
the tray. I have found that this gives the student more control over the
plaster, less plaster is lost (washed away in the water), and clean up
is easier (peel paper towel off the foam tray and throw it away, then
stack trays). Another thing which helps keep vasiline and plaster away
from delicate eyes, is to take small wet pieces of paper towel and place
them over the eye area.

Terri Mc