How to make plaster of Paris

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Plaster of Paris is a quick drying form of plaster that is a excellent for creating masques and other craft shapes. The finished product is light and strong enough to worn out for an evening of Halloween fun, and yet soft enough to be carved to make the face and hands of a doll.

You can make plaster of Paris with two simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen.

In a mixing bowl combine 240 ml (1 cup) of warm water for every 480 ml (2 cups) of flour.

Mix the flour and water until there are no lumps remaining. The finished paste should be smooth and creamy.

Bring your plaster of Paris to where you will be working immediately so it will not cool down.