Things you will need:
- MoldGel Silfree Molding powder 1lb or Hollywood Impressions Powder
- Sculpture House Pristine White Casting Plaster 5lb. or Any type of casting plaster
- Container big enough for body part being casted
- Wire whisk or paint mixer-I used a fork
- Someones hands or foot :) -works best with infants or older children that can hold still enough for the gel to set
I would recommend this one since it sets faster.
First, find a container big enough to fit your child's hand or feet without it touching the insides of the container. Make sure its deep enough in case they extend their fingers. It is VERY important to do this while the child or infant is in their deepest sleep or nap. Their fingers are usually not extended and they are still.
These are the instructions for mixing and molding:
Three part water to one part powder. That's it.
I used a fork to mix but use a wire whisk for a better, smoother result. The hotter the water the faster the gel will harden. Make it warm enough for the child. If it's too cold or hot, you will wake the child up.
Set aside your mold in the container and start mixing your casting plaster for the mold. Follow the instructions on the box and pour mixture into the container. Give it a swirl with a thin coat of casting plaster liquid to make sure it covers and enters all the creases in your hand mold. Gently tap the container then fill to the top. Gently tap to release all air bubbles. Set aside and wait for the instructed time needed to harden.
When hardened, Remove from the container and gently break the rubbery gel mold apart. You should be left with a beautiful and precious casting that you will cherish forever.
These are a sleeping infant's precious hands...aweee
Keep in mind that you do not have to have experience to do this-If you don't like the outcome, just try it again. The cast above is my very first one and it came out just fine. Similar products used are available at most craft stores.