What is a Hand Casting Kit Used for?
Looking to make and preserve memories that will last a lifetime? ProMarine Supplies has your back with our newest product! As of September 13th, we are introducing our own Hand Casting Kit. Safeguard precious moments in time by creating a replica of you and your loved ones' held hands or the hands of a beloved friend or family member.
If you're wondering how to make a holding hands sculpture, our kit will be perfect for that!
DIY Family Hand Casting Kit
Many people want to create something memorable that symbolizes family bonds (whether by blood or by discovery) with a family hand casting kit.
Hand Hold Casting Kit
People will appreciate the opportunity to celebrate either new relationships or long-lasting ones by casting their held hands and displaying the resulting hand-holding sculpture in their homes. The kit can also be a great wedding gift and DIY experience.
Adult Hand Casting Kit
Whether you're looking to create unique hand sculptures, ring holders for your own jewelry or product displays, or spooky seasonal decorations for the upcoming holidays, the opportunity is now within your reach! If you're a movie buff or work in the industry, you can use this product to create props as well.
Baby Hand Casting Kit
Welcome the arrival of a new family member with this product! First-time parents may be interested in celebrating the next chapter of their life by casting and making a sculpture of their child's hand.
What Does the Hand Casting Kit include?
Our DIY hand casting kit includes the following:
What is a Hand Casting Kit Used for?
- Step 1 mold-making material
- Step 2 casting material
- Demolding stick
- Instructions (you can also find a copy of them on the product page)
Some items you will need that are not included in the hand mold casting kit:
- Whisk or large spoon
- Measuring cups
- Large mixing bowl (which will be used for mixing plaster)
- Optional: baby oil
We also recommend a mask and safety glasses for personal protective equipment. Always keep safety in mind!
How to Use Your Casting and Molding Kit for Hands
The process for a home hand casting kit may seem intimidating at first, but reading the instructions and following them carefully is the perfect way to ensure your best results.
Here are some tips for helping you succeed! These are especially important to note if this is the first time you've ever used a kit like this.
- You will obtain the best results if your hand is not at an angle. Any attempt to cast fingers that are not at the lowest point in the bucket may lead to some mishaps.
- Have someone help you by reading the instructions to you, helping you with mixing, or tending to any children who are a part of the process.
- Put water in the bucket first before the molding powder. The material may set early if there isn't enough water.
- Use cold (refridgerated) water for mixing your mold-making powder. Cold water will allow you to have a bit more working time to break up powder clumps. If you decide to use cool water instead (around 70 degrees Fahrenheit), your working time will be around six minutes.
- If you have thin jewelry or long fingernails, tuck a small amount of clay behind your jewelry or under your nails to make them sturdier. This will help prevent them from breaking while you demold.
- Before putting your hands in the molding material, rub them with water or baby oil. Your hands should not be wet, but damp.
- After inserting your hands in the molding material, pull them all the way back out before inserting them again for the final cast.
- Practice your hand position before adding things into the bucket. You'll have to sit still for a few minutes, so make sure you are comfortable.
How Long Does It Take to Use?
The estimated time of the hand casting process is listed in the instructions provided. It's split up into three sections: prep time, cast time, and demold time.
Prep Time (10 minutes): The steps leading up to you casting your hand will take roughly 10 minutes.
Casting Time (30 minutes): The steps that include preparing your casting material and pouring it into the mold will take about 30 minutes.
Demolding Time (Six hours): The process of allowing the cast to harden in the mold will take two hours, and storing the mixing bucket with the mold upside down to help the moisture drain out will take another four hours. Make sure to wait no more than 24 hours to start the demolding process.
A Keepsake and an Experience
Surprise your loved ones with a gift and a DIY experience they'll remember by using the ProMarine Supplies' Hand Casting Kit with them!
If you have any questions about this product, reach out to us on our Contact Us page. Answers to common questions about our other products can be found on our FAQs page, as well. If you'd like to follow along with a video guide, you can find that here!