How can I reuse or recycle plaster casts of feet?

Plaster casts of feetWe’ve had a bit of an unusual suggestion from Estelle:

I once had these models made of my feet. They used them to generate orthotics for my flat feet. Now I have these cumbersome, heavy plaster-of-paris models sitting around at home… What can one do with them?

I don’t know how heavy they are but maybe paint them for funky bookends or doorstops?

Any other suggestions?

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12 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle plaster casts of feet?”

  1. Delusion says:

    Vanish them and put them in the garden as an ornament! :)

  2. Casey says:

    Doorstops! :)

  3. Elliott says:

    put them in shoes that you don’t wear every day to keep them from loosing their form.

  4. Kris says:

    Adding to Elliots suggestion of ‘put them in shoes that you don’t wear every day to keep them from loosing their form’–they would also make a great shoe deodorizers too, since unsealed plaster absorbs moisture. I have a clothing closet in my master bathroom and this would be a great way to keep extra moisture out of our shoes. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Bettsi says:

    Make art! Decoupage pictures of shoes cut from catalogs all over the feet and hang them on the wall!

  6. je says:

    Use them to fill pot holes in your or a friends rural driveway.

  7. Bobbie says:

    I can see these feet as art too, hung all over a wall or in a display. That would be sooooo cool!

  8. Gulia says:

    Make foot imprints on a homemade stepping stones, while plaster is wet.

    Make bricks with foot marks in them , then build something with them, a shed, a wall, a fireplace.

  9. Gioan says:

    Put them into oven with temperature 150-170 Celsius for few hours and you’ll get reusable plaster.

  10. Olia says:

    They are useful when knitting socks, for checking.

  11. Uluska says:

    1. Dry socks on them.
    2. Write on them “Tickle me”.
    3. Glue attractive patterned cotton or paper onto them.
    4. Glue wings to them to resemble Greek Gods feet.

  12. Vasily says:

    Assuming that it’s plaster of paris, you can grind it up and heat it up to reconstitute it as plaster powder. You can then reuse it for whatever purposes you like.

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