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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:29 pm 
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I bought some plaster of paris by mistake today, i was going to use on as fake masonry for Rotty's house but decided to go with something a little stronger...anyway i wondered if anyone had any recommnedations for easy projects to do with POP?

I might make something with the kids at the weekendm i'll have a look on Google too, but i thought i'd ask the experts first. :wink:

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:53 am 
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Keep it on hand for the next time you break a bone? :roflmao:

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Years ago I used plaster of paris oin chicken wire to make a model. I asked for a yard of chicken wire and this bloke very smugly said "Oh we are metric now" "Ok then I will have a metre thankyou", I replied. He then said would you like 20", 24" or 30" width. He couldn't understand why I laughed!!!

I had to explain that it should be measured in cms not inches if they were now metric! :roflmao: :roflmao:

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If you do use it with the kids be careful as when plaster of Paris goes 'off' it gets really really hot! I can remember reading about a child who lost her fingers while doing something with plaster of Paris.

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Net wrote:
If you do use it with the kids be careful as when plaster of Paris goes 'off' it gets really really hot! I can remember reading about a child who lost her fingers while doing something with plaster of Paris.


Thanks for the reminder Net, i remember every time i've had casts on injuries they've been really hot.

Thank you ladies for the advice about chicken measurements and bone breaks....helpfull as ever! :wink: :angel:

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:13 pm 
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I have a load of moulds that Owen and I played with, that is all I have ever tried. Getting the bottom was always tricky - so that it was level and finished at the right place.

It definitely gets hot! and you have to work quite quickly with it.

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Is it the bandage stuff you got Calv? That is what I used but I can't remember it getting hot. Mind it was a LOOOOOONG time ago. :roflmao:

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Hi Calv

It does get hot so whatever you do DO NOT try and make a cast of your hands or worse, your face!

I have recently made some lovely hearts using the plastic packaging from some brads and ribbons as moulds. When they were set - really quick too - I decorated them with tissue paper and white glue, decoupage style. They are lovely and really easy too.

hope that helps a bit.
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Would love to hear more about what you made Charliecat - I kept packaing for ages for this very fact but never quite got round to doing anything with it :oops: Sadly no longer have the packaging but am sure more will come my way again :wink: Look forward to hearing what you do with the POP Calv :)
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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:22 am 
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Hi Calv

Could you pour it into silicone bun tins and make little cupcakes?

Or how about tin lids? - you could pour it into different sizes of jam pot lids and then bore a hole when it has set, decorate and make tree docorations?

I've never seen it or used it so don't know quite how it works - but I am guessing form teh comments it gets too hot to pour into ice-cube trays or chocolate box inserts?

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:05 pm 
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You can pour it into those Nikki. There's a reaction as the plaster of Paris sets which causes it to get hot. The story about the child loosing her fingers was in a school where they were casting their hands. The little girl stuck her hands in the plaster of paris as it was setting. Because it was going hard it was difficult to get it off her hands.

This is the story.

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That is a terrible thing to happen. How dreadful for that girl. The amount of money awarded will in no way compensate for the injury she has to suffer.

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Oooh, I love the copcake idea! Might have to try that over the weekend :)

I will try and take some photos of my little hearts - I also made some faces using proper moulds. POP is so smooth when it is set and very light. It is ideal for fridge magnets if you can find a flatish mould.

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Just don't do what I did some years ago and flush the residue down the sink......bad mistake. It still sets quite well in the u bend!!!

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Just don't do what I did some years ago and flush the residue down the sink......bad mistake. It still sets quite well in the u bend!!!


Oh no!

You can buy silicone mini cup cake cases in poundland - I think you get about 10

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