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 you 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.
Optional Finish: 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. 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.
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
We were very pleased with our finished product. Be sure to read all the instructions a time or two before actually doing it. Also there is a video on YouTube showing step by step. Makes it easier to follow.