They are pretty, aren’t they? And they are not difficult to make.

You can make 2 hands from about 1 kg plaster of Paris (it’s less than a dollar). Mix 1 part plaster to 1 part water, but you’ll have to dilute it if it’s too thick. The mixture must look like a pancake mix 🙂 When we made our first attempt, we managed to fill just two fingers – and then the plaster solidified. That’s why it’s better to make a runnier mixture… though it does take quite long to dry. When you’ve made the mix, pour it in the rubber glove and hang it somewhere to dry. In half an hour you can even cut the rubber glove and leave the plaster hands to dry. Ours needed a whole day. Sometimes the fingers break off but you can glue them back with instant glue. When they are dry and ready, you can decorate them with acrylic or tempera paints. Tempera paints are better for younger kids as acrylics stains are hard to remove from both hands and clothes.

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modelling for kids