Plaster casting in the sand was something that I have never heard of before but is a very creative project to get art and the beach involved. On the day we went it was unfortunately a very cold a windy day at the beach but it was still manageable. We began by digging our holes and then burying each one of our hands to create a shape for the mold. Then we quickly mixed the plaster with water, however at first we did not mix the right ratio. We did a 1:1 ratio whereas we should have done a 2:1, so we added another container of plater and poured it in as quick as possible. Then after waiting 30 minutes we revealed our molds that had hardened and found that they really didn’t look anything like a hand. More less a piece of coral, which of course is still a cool final product. What went wrong was most likely the thickness of the plaster. It was already starting to harden as we were pouring it in so it was hard for it to mold to the shape of a hand.
This experience was still very cool to be because it was a chance to work together and ask for help from other students as well. Also during the 30 minutes of waiting my partner and I decided to go around the beach and collect trash. There are huge amounts of litter that collect in the ocean and spilling out from ships and even gathering a simple trash bag makes a big difference. Something needed to be down and it's not a time to wait on someone else to do it. We must make it happen.