Casting with Plaster

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What a fun lesson! Your class can experience the design and construction process by creating a mold and a duplicate for an engraved image. The lesson is specifically written for learners with visual impairments and allows them to create a work of art or design that they will be able to appreciate though touch. They'll examine an engraving, then use plaster to cast a duplicate of the original.

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Pros

  • A great way to provide a creative project that employs tactile expression and stimulation for unsighted or low-vision learners
Cons

  • Be sure to explain to the children that plaster dries hard and to be careful not to touch their eyes, face, or hair during the process