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Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 19:22:27 PST

Does anyone have an alternative, or even a how-to-do those body casts-like
the kits? Am I making sense here? has been a long week...let me
sum up by saying that 24 hours before our school art show, my kiln had a melt
down and I lost 45 pieces of sculpture. The Oh So Benevolent One was smiling
on me...because we also got 8 inches of snow the day of the next day (the day
of the show!) we postponed it to the snow date (this coming thursday!)
gaining me a week to solve my problem! Ok...a weekend! haha

So....I had the great idea.... that my 5th graders could do those cool hand
cast sculptures (the kits are called "Body Parts). But, I am wondering if
anyone knows of a way to make the molds and use a quick set plaster instead
of investing in the kits. They are kind of expensive on the fly and I have
19 students. To replace the kindergarten works, I am having them make sand
castles using a sand-playdough type material. (they had originally made clay
houses....Think Who-ville! Very cute!) help help I need to have all this figured out by Monday. I had a
few minutes with them (5th graders) on Thursday, had them start wire
sculptures, but the kids just weren't into it. They (the kids) are holding
up well...but were so disappointed....I was in tears...I won't go
on..but....came very close to just "loosing it" when I realized what had
happened!!! (mechanical failure of the thermostat!!!)

In advance, thank you for your help!