How to Do a Belly Cast With Flour & Water

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How to Do a Belly Cast With Flour & Water
You can preserve your baby belly using a flour cast. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

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

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Instructions

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

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