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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Figure Sculptures in Paris Craft (Plaster Gauze)

Before reading this article, click here for a useful list of supplies (with links to order them) so that you can build your own fantastic plaster sculptures.


  1. I love these sculptures. Where do you get plaster gauze from? Or is this something you make yourself?

  2. Also, do you simply dip the gauze into the plaster of paris? Then spread the gauze on the sculptures?

  3. Finally,
    How much gauze did you need to purchase for a class to complete this project?
    I have 26 kids in my class.
    Thanks so much.

  4. It comes pre-embedded with plaster. You just wet and mold it. It dries quickly. They used to use it for casts when you broke your arm when I was a kid. If you Google 'plaster craft' or 'Paris craft' you can order it.

  5. I will look tomorrow. It was ordered by the previous art teacher. I just switched schools and am using up what she ordered.

  6. Thank you so much for the idea! I just did this with my 7th grade and it was a complete success!

  7. So Awesome! Thank you for the tutorial.