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Re: Plaster casting in elementary level

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Dianna (dmammone)
Tue, 2 Nov 1999 20:48:16 -0500


I just read about mixing plaster and then pouring it into zip bags and as it
hardens, children mold the plaster into the animal shape holding the outside
of the bag until it hardens. Sounds good for me, less clean up and I have
a student who has this horrendous decease called EB. It causes her skin to
shear off and blister. Her fingers are fused, (webbed) from repeat
scarring. It's a challenge coming up with adaptable ways to do things for
her. She could do this plaster activity. I would build it around gestures
in animals. Good Luck,
Diannabanana
----- Original Message -----
From: <Egartteach>
To: <artsednet.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 7:20 PM
Subject: Plaster casting in elementary level

> Hi...I have two second grade teachers who want to do plaster casting
(animal
> tracks) with their students in their classrooms. I only endorse the use
of
> non-toxic materials with the elementary level - but do not know of any
> plaster that is non-toxic and appropriate for use with children. ( This is
an
> activity suggested in their science text) Do any of you know of another
> material or different approach that would give them the same results?
Carol
> from CT
>