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My Life Is A Zoo

This is where I will post interesting (or not so interesting) things that happen in my life. The subject matter will include any random things that I decide to put in (including animals, my work, my hobbies and my family).

Friday, May 19, 2006

Latest Craft Project

Here is a picture of my latest craft project. It's a casting of jaguar print. I also did one of a lion print but I'm having some difficulty with blogger. I can't get them to load up the way I want them to so....you're getting one. Anyways, after it rains the exhibits end up a little muddy. When the cats walk through the mud they occasionally leave a nice pawprint behind. If you happen to have some plaster of paris you can use the print as a mold and make a nice casting of it. The print this was made from is most likely from one of the cubs, Reina or Tuco. I think it's a little small to be Cocoy (mom). These castings can be used for many things: educational programs, keeper chats, gifts, silent auction items, etc. Of course, there's usually only one or two good prints in the mud at any given time. You can make a mold from the casting, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. ;) These are fun to do, as long as you have the time. It takes 30-45 minutes for the plaster to dry and the cats have to be off exhibit during that time so we try to do these on days when there aren't many guests.


Blogger Knatolee said...

WHen I first saw this pic, I thought it was some kind of starched crocheted lace thing! :) THen my brain kicked in.

Anyway! Very cool print!!

5:53 PM  

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