FAQ's about our DIY Casting Kits
- At what age can casting and impressions be taken?
Our kits are designed to cast any age, from babies to adults back to top
- What products do you use for taking the impressions?
Cast a Memory take particular care when it comes to the quality of our products. Our casting kits use only hospital grade moulding gel that is registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and is 100% non-toxic and safe to use on any skin back to top
- Does casting our hands hurt?
Not at all. Casting hands is a lot of fun! All materials that come in contact with your skin are completely non-toxic. The process itself is very gentle. back to top
- How long does the casting session take?
The casting of hands only takes a few minutes, from mixing the moulding powder and setting. It is important to use only cold water for mixing the moulding gel. The warmer the water, the quicker wit will set. We strongly advise that if you are going to cast young children to make sure your child isn't tired, hungry, or sick. Some children will be happiest in the morning while others will be more patient of an afternoon after their nap! back to top
- What else do I need with the kits?
Depending on the kit type, we recommend having an electric mixing device like a Bamix with whisk which you can pick up quite cheap from a homewares store. You must mix the moulding powder within a minute, you will need something electronic to do this. You will also need a mixing bowl or two, and scissors. back to top
- Can we reuse the mould?
One sculpture can only be created with the mould. Once the stone has set inside the mould, you will carefully remove the set gel from your sculpture to reveal your work of art back to top
- Can I paint my sculpture?
Yes, you sure can! The sculpture must be completely dry which may take up to a week in warmer weather back to top
- What should we wear?
Short sleeved clothing is best when casting hands. It is possible for moulding gel to get onto your clothes during the casting process so wear clothes that you don't mind getting gel on, the gel is quite hard to get out of clothing. back to top
- Can I get a refund?
Due to the nature of this product, Casting Kits by Cast a Memory do not accept refunds or exchanges
Casting Kits by Cast a Memory take no responsibility for sculptures that do not turn out due to user not following instructions back to top