To me, this activity was a little bit intimidating because when I was reading through the directions, I saw the word “beach” in the direction and I’m not much of a beach person. Strangely enough, I ended up going to the beach instead of purchasing sand and doing it at home just because I was trying to save a little bit of money. After buying the plaster and a bucket to mix the plaster in at Home Depot, I went to Granada Beach (close to Belmont Shore) to begin my project. For the cast, I decided to use my foot instead of hand because it was easier for me to do everything while standing. I did bring my sister with me so I had help with mixing the plaster and pouring it into the mold.
This activity was interesting and was definitely a new experience for me. I did have a lot of fun doing the activity with my sister because we shared a lot of laughs (mainly due to all the fails I experienced during the activity). I have to admit, the activity was harder than I expected.. I’m assuming it’s because I’m not an artistic person? haha
Below are the steps I followed to complete the Plaster Casting activity: