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Sand Foot Prints

Do you remember walking on a beach, barefoot, with the feel of sand squishing through your toes?  Here's a way to make your own footprints in sand that will last for years.

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Sand Foot Prints


Plaster of Paris
Small bucket

  1. Decide where to make your sand footprints. You can use a sandbox, or a deep box filled with sand.  If you are at the beach, the damp, hard-packed sand near the water's edge works best.
  2. If the sand is dry, add water to make sure that it is firm and will hold the shape.
  3. Make the footprints in the sand by pressing down hard with both feet.  The impressions should be at least a 1/2 inch or 1.5 cm deep.
  4. Mix up the plaster, according to the directions on the package.  You can use fresh or salt water if your at the beach.  It should have a thick, creamy consistency.
  5. Pour the wet plaster slowly into the footprints.
  6. Cut the wire into 2 inch or 5 cm pieces.  bend in the middle to create a hanger.
  7. As the plaster begins to harden, push the hanger into the plaster.  
  8. After 20 to 25 minutes, gently dig the footprints out of the molds and brush away any excess sand. 
  9. Turn them over and leave them to dry for at least one hour. 


Looking for some interesting beach toys?  How about a science experiment with sand?


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