Our first activity is plaster casting. I went to Seal Beach pier on Sunday to do my plaster casting. I used my hand as the mold. My plaster casting result was somewhat disappointing. I wanted the plaster to have fingers but my mold didn’t hold when I took my hand out. I think it was because the sand was not wet enough so it didn’t pack in well. This was my first time using plaster so I think my plaster mixture might have been too thick. Also, while using the brush to wipe off the sand, I broke one of the fingers on the plaster. While I waited for the plaster to set, I spent the 30 minutes looking for shells. I found some pretty cool shells.
But while I was looking for shells I dropped my phone in the ocean.
Overall I liked this activity. It was fun and interesting even though I broke my phone.