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Lesson Plans

RE: that Goo again

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Tue, 1 Jun 99 16:36:22 -0700

Nagel, Judy JNagel 6/1/99 3:39 PM

>I have no idea what Wal Mart is selling. I'm just amazed that they can even
>spell the word a-r-t! (Have you ever asked them about an art product??)I'll
>look the next time I go there to buy tylenol. Judy

I think all hardware stores have the "goo" but the people who work there
don't know you can use it to make molds of children's hands. I used to
buy the stuff.... it comes in a small bucket like a paint can, and it's
gray and thick, like clay kind of. I would make a ring or border with a
strip of bulletin board trim or poster paper cut in a strip ( like a
headband for bunny ears!!). Put that ring around the gooey stuff to make
a framed in shape and to hold the plaster, and then press hand into gooey
stuff. Pull hand out. Pour on plaster to top of rim/frame. Harden. Pull
off the rim. Remove the plaster from the gooey stuff. Knead the gooey
stuff and make another circle (or oval) for another hand press.

I like this project for other molding ideas other than the ol' hand print
idea. Press any design into the goo. Make a plaster mold of it.

MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)