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How to Do a Belly Cast With Flour & Water

Updated February 21, 2017

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman's life that can be cherished and remembered by preserving the appearance of the pregnant belly in a body cast. The body cast is applied onto the front of your pregnant belly, then removed and decorated after the cast dries. Although you can have a pregnancy cast professionally applied, you can save money by making your own pregnancy cast using materials that can be found around your kitchen.

Pour 4 cups of all purpose flour into a large mixing bowl, and add 1 cup of salt.

Pour 3 cups of water into the bowl, and combine the mixture well with a wooden spoon. The resulting mixture will be slightly runny.

Cut strips of gauze to measure 12 to 15 inches long.

Coat your entire pregnant belly with petroleum jelly, or a similar petroleum jelly alternative. Cover all areas that will be coated in the flour and water mixture.

Dip the gauze strips into the flour mixture, and drape the strips, one at a time, over your belly. Cover the whole belly with three or four layers of the coated strips.

Allow the cast to dry completely, which can take up to an hour.

Pull the cast off of your belly. You can decorate the belly cast with acrylic paint, or you can leave it natural.

Things You'll Need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Wooden spoon
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Gauze
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
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