This intertwined style family hands casting is a unique experience with beautiful results. It is a special gift with life-long memories to share with your loved ones.
This kit includes enough supplies for up to 4 adult connected hands and wrists, OR 2 adults with up to 4 children ages 12 and under. [Children about age 12 and up are considered adult size for this project.]
[Please note that we have had mixed results with children ages 3 and under. You know best if your child will be able to cooperate fully the entire 10-15 minutes that is required of them, but keep our experiences in mind.] The unique molding process captures the finest of details including fingerprints.
What is involved? Those involved in the casting will be required to maintain the intertwined position for about 10-15 minutes. You will not need to be completely motionless the entire time, but you will not be able to leave your position in the casting casting. Although one person can do it, we recommend that there are 2 people available to assist with the casting process. You will need a table that can be accessed easily and comfortably from all sides. Other than that, you need water, some mixing bowls, large spoons and the willingness to possibly get a little messy.
The product worked great. Very easy to use. We did something slightly different than the bucket but absolutely love the end product. Instructions were easy but we also used YouTube for additional tips with videos as you don�t have a lot of time to work with the product once the water hits the product (maybe 5 minutes max) to mix and set up.
Fantastic Detail! (Make sure you are prepared ahaead of time and have extra help)
We made a cast of three generations on Mother's Day: myself, my mom, and my daughter. I can't express how very much I love it. It was also kind of a cool bonding experience holding each other's wrists inside the mold for a few minutes. :My mom's 85 years old, so it is even more special to me. She won't be around forever, but I will always remember this day and the fun/laughter we enjoyed doing this.
Some helpful hints:
1) Read ALL of the instructions through first. Make sure that you understand them and are prepared, because set up is fast.
2) Have a person help you whose hand is NOT inside the mold. You can help with your free hand, but it's better to hold still.
3) Pour just a little of the plaster into the mold first, and roll it around to coat all of the details, especally rings.
4) Don't pour leftover plaster solution into any sink or toilet--just the garbage can.