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Re: plastercraft hands/lesson idea


Date: Sun Nov 21 2004 - 19:43:40 PST

In a message dated 11/20/2004 8:48:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

When you're casting hands, just remember not to put the kids in a complete
cast by going all the way around their hands/wrists with the gauze!! I
learned this the hard way! ;-)

This piece of advice should be written in capital letters! Have the kids
coat their hands with Vaseline, They will say, "Ohhhh...Yuck...", but it's
half the fun. But, most importantly, DO NOT GO ABOVE THE WRIST BONE!!!!! I
draw a line with a water soluble thin line marker just below the palm of the
hand and around the hand about 1/4- 1/2 inch above the wrist bone. The kids
can't plastercraft below that.
Suggestion for a lesson:
Plastercraft the writing hand in the postion of holding an object. After,
you can hot glue the object in. Hot glue the hand to illustration board. On
this board, draw the other hand doing something related or coordinated. Draw
a related background. Example: plaster hand holds milk carton in a pouring
position. Draw a hand holding a cereal bowl with dry cereal. Background is
a table in a kitchen. Example: plaster hand holds a brush, draw a hand
holding a palette. Background- a painting on an easel.
Susan on Long Island