Try using the "buddy system" when you are doing pariscraft hands. Pair your
students with a buddy. On the first day, they work together to do one set
of hands. On the next day, they work together to cast the other set of hands.
I like to wait until springtime and take the kids outside to do this. The
cleanup is minimal!! When I do this activity or other plaster activity in
the classroom, I collect the box lids from all the copier paper boxes. The
kids work within the box top and simply empty the box during cleanup time. This
is one the kids will love!