Virginia Rockwood wrote: > > Each year I do full body plaster gauze mummy cases only with the classes > that are interested. I ask for volunteers, and send a note home with them, > so parents are aware of it. We do the body in parts and "bandaid" them > together afterwards. It can be really scary to be plastered up. I ask the > kids to wear shorts and t-shirts, lie them on a table, and tape and tuck in > plastic bags around the body. We do the front (neck to feet) in one class > (girls can only plaster girls, boys boys.) We do the back in another class. > The head is done in a third class (front and back). Sometimes the head > belongs to another person. then we trim the edges, fill the body parts with > crumpled newspaper, and bandaid the 4 parts together with more plaster > strips. Then paint. > > The biggest problem is who gets to take them home at the end of the year. We > have mummy cases that are decorating various rooms in the school that are 5 > years old. > > Ginny > > ---------- > >From: MPBC90 > >To: artsednet.edu > >Subject: Re: life size and body wraps > >Date: Wed, Oct 20, 1999, 10:40 PM > > > > >In a message dated 10/20/99 9:52:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > >owner-artsednet-digest.edu writes: > > > ><< From: "Michelle H. Harrell" <michelle_h_harrell> > > Subject: Re: life-size sculptures > > > > Your advice is priceless- this is just why I asked the listserv for > > something I have no experience with. I want to do the body casting thing > > rather than the other you described. I was just afraid that the wrapped > > bodies would need some kind of armature to hold them together. > > Michelle > > >> > >This sounds pretty neat. I was wondering, though. My experience with the > >plaster guaze that you wet and wrap is that it DRIES FAST and disposable > >clothes or no, what if someone kind of gets "stuck" in this stuff when it > >hardens?? How to ensure that the groups of kids know how thick to wrap and > >no one over in the corner starts hardening before disrobing! I think I will > >let Michelle do it first, report back, and THEN I'll try! :) > >Keep me informed!! > >MP > >
How do you get the forms off of your kids when it dries?