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Re: Plaster casting in elementary level

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Rick (rlarson)
Tue, 02 Nov 1999 21:16:05 -0500

Please let me know how it works. I posted this question a month or so ago and
got no response. My questions were: How long do they manipulate the plaster,
and is the proportion of water to plaster a little different because of this
method? It sounded neat, and my parents have donated the baggies. I tried it
once and it was too brittle ( maybe not exactlly the word I'm looking for), so
it crumbled. Please let me know. Thanks, Betsy

Dianna wrote:

> 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: <>
> 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
> >