Luna Bean is the #1 Best Selling casting kit in the United States!
The Luna Bean casting kit is a great idea for families or new parents!
The finished statue makes a great decor item for anywhere in the house.
Always have a reminder of the love shared between two people.
The unique rubbery mold captures every detail for a perfect one-of-a-kind treasured gift. The Luna Bean casting kit makes a fun and memorable gift activity for families, couples holding hands, and friends to create a priceless memory. Great for an anniversary, engagement, valentine's day, mom, dad, new parents, or grandparents.
Everything you need to create your one-of-a-kind hand casting statue is included in the kit.
Contents: Plastic molding bucket, Step 1 molding powder (1.5lbs), Step 2 casting stone (2.75lbs), fine sandpaper, course sandpaper, demolding stick, detailing pin and detailed instructions. [Wooden bases and other decorative displays shown in some photos are not included in the kit, but may be available for purchase.] A video demonstration is also included further down on this page.
This plaster casting kit for a pair of hands contains the materials to do 1 casting of the following types:
Optional Display Base: A display base can be added at a discount. Some Luna Bean casting statues will fit on a 6" round or 5x7" plaque such as those with small to medium hands/wrists and/or in castings where the wrists are as one unit with no gaps. For castings that include larger hands/wrists, a third adult or a couple of children, you will need the larger 8" square plaque. Attach with tacky wax, crazy/superglue, epoxy or even a screw.
Tips: If using glues, first sand the base surface where the cast will be attached. If using a screw, place a screw receiver plug in the cast during the setting phase.
Optional Refill (casting powders only): to create an additional unique statue. It can be added to this complete kit at a discount - see selection above.
Sealing the Final Cast: Painting and/or sealing your completed statue is not required, but it is recommended if it will be handled a lot. We have included a few of our most popular finishes. [Temporarily unavailable.] All finishes come with a paintbrush. With the acrylic paints, the first thin coat works as a primer and it is best to apply 1-2 thin coats on top of that. The triple thick glaze and the matte sealant are best when applied in 2 thin layers. A simple, yet effective, sealant is PVA glue and water. PVA glue is school or craft glue such as Elmer's. Mix with about 50% water and apply (use more water if it doesn't seem thin enough). This will leave it as natural as possible as well as sealed.
Other Items Needed: Large rubber spatula whisk, or large plastic spoon for mixing molding material, liquid measuring cup, glass or disposable bowl for mixing casting stone.
Making the Mold: The molding material is cool setting, non-toxic and non-allergenic. Wiggling is not a problem as long as the hands remain submerged in the molding material until it sets. The set time is about 5-6 minutes, which includes the mixing time.
Molding bucket dimensions: Approximately 8" Tall and 8" in diameter
Was easy to use and turned out way better than expected! It might be difficult for kids because you have to keep still for 3-5min we went 6min just to be safe lol, the hardest part was removing our hands but as long as you go slow and 1 at a time it's not too bad. We plan on adding some kind of gloss eventually.
Follow the instructions and have another person there to help if you have a little one.
What a fun Mother's Day gift to receive!! Although challenging for our 4 year old, the outcome couldn't be more perfect.
The only thing that's frustrating is not being able to get the mold from between our hands... Hopefully the bleach pen works and it won't create mildew over time.