How to Make a Plaster Mold of Your Head
Making a plaster cast of your head is a
time-intensive project and ideally should be a two person endeavor. You
have to spend long periods of time waiting for the cast to dry and it
can be tricky to apply the plaster strips to the back of your head.
Enlist the help of a
Things You'll Need:
- Plaster fabric
- Swim cap
- Bowl of water
Cut plaster fabric into strips that are 1 inch wide and 6 inches long.
Put on a swim cap to protect your hair from the plaster. Make sure that all of your hair is tucked into the swim cap.
Cover your entire face and
swimcap with Vaseline. Make sure that you have smeared the Vaseline over every part of your face, head and neck.
Soak a plaster strip and apply the strip to your face and front of the head only, starting wherever you would like.
Continue the soaking and applying process as you move your way around your head. When you get to the eyes and nose, be sure to cut holes in the plaster strips before soaking so you can see and breathe.
Wait until the plaster has dried on the front of your face. This could take up to 2 hours, so be prepared to be patient during this time. Moving excessively could cause the plaster to distort and lose its shape.
Remove the cast.
Repeat these steps to create the cast of the back of your head.
Lay the front of the head cast on your work surface with the face downwards. Apply plaster strips to the eye and nose holes to cover them up.
Place the front and back cast pieces together, joining the edges. Soak additional pieces of plaster and apply the plaster to the seam. Allow the strips to dry completely.
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