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Lesson Plans


Plaster problems

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Robben1713
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 18:57:46 EDT


hi,
Oh I can use some help. I teach sculpture classes over the summer to grades
4-8.
Last year we did a sandcasting project....it was fun....but it didn't work
very well. The students constructed boxes/molds out of cardboard. That took
too long and they had a ton of leaks in them even though they were covered in
miles of duct tape. I realize now I should have lined the boxes with plastic
bags.
I thought I would change the project some this year. I would like to still
use sand but embed objects into it, such as feathers, toothpicks, paper towel
tubes, anything really. But I don't know what form to use to hold the sand
and objects that the plaster can be poured into. I don't want to have them
make boxes again. I was thinking about using 2 liter soda bottles cut on its
side and laid down so it can become a containter. Does anyone have any
suggestions on how to improve this project?
Thanks
Jessica
Montclair, NJ

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