Hand Cast Jewelry Holder with ArtPlaster
Project by Colleen Kessler of Raising Lifelong Learners.
In this fun and functional project, you'll use your own hand to make a unique jewelry holder!
- Instamold compound
- ArtPlaster Casting Plaster
- Stirring Stick
- Plastic Container
- Plastic Bag
- Metal file, sand paper, etc. (optional)
- Paint, glitter, etc. (optional)
STEP ONE: Mix the Instamold compound according to package directions directly in your plastic container.
STEP TWO: Place your hand in the compound, arranging your fingers so they are spread out to fit rings, and let the compound harden around your hand (10-20 minutes depending on your mixture’s consistency).
STEP THREE: Wriggle your hand out carefully and let the mold dry out for another 20-30 minutes.
STEP FOUR: Mix the ArtPlaster according to package directions directly into a plastic bag, cut the tip off the bag and use it to squirt the plaster into the mold, tapping to release air bubbles.
STEP FIVE: Let dry overnight.