Holding Hands Family XL 3D Casting Kit (ideal for up to 4 hands)

(4 customer reviews)


3Q-1I2E-GWLK. In stock 24 × 24 × 24 cm 3.6 kg .


  • Family casting kit – all you need to create amazing holding hands casts in any combination
  • Ideal for up to 4 hands – the perfect gift for family & friends, and comes with full instructions
  • Contains alginate moulding powder and plaster of paris
  • Changes colour when setting – easy to use
  • Comes with a full set of casting tools – paintbrush, wooden pick, PVA glue and latex-free gloves

Family XL Casting Kit contains:

  • 1 x Chromatic Alginate 900g
  • 1 x Chromatic Alginate 450g
  • 1 x Plaster of Paris 1.5kg
  • 1 x Casting Bucket
  • 1 x Set of Cast Tools
  • 1 x Instructions


  • 6 litre bucket
  • Height 194mm
  • Diameter 227mm

Step 1: Making the mould using Chromatic Alginate

Full instructions are included with the kit. Please read carefully before starting the casting. IMPORTANT: Use cold water if this is your first time, as this gives you more setting time.

Before making the mould, practice placing hands into the supplied container. You may want to get an additional person to help. For best results, oil the hands with olive oil or petroleum jelly, as this will make them easier to remove from the mixture. Hair in particular can be troublesome if not oiled.

Step 2: Pouring the Plaster of Paris into the mould to create the Cast

Step 3: Revealing & finishing your new Cast – this is the exciting bit!


  • Do not seal the cast until it has fully dried. Allow 5-7 days for a full holding hands cast.
  • Lay a plastic bag, bin liner, or newspapers down to protect any surfaces.
  • Practice your chosen hand position a few times into the container, filled with water.
  • Take your time. Read through these instructions once or twice before starting.
  • Use a thermometer if you want to be accurate with the water temperature.
  • Pour the mixed plaster slowly, making sure to tilt the container from side to side.
  • For troublesome toddlers, bribe them with their favourite treats if they hold still for a couple of minutes 🙂
  • Throw any leftover mixed alginate or plaster away – don’t try and wash it down the sink!
  • Try a silver, gold or bronze paint to finish your cast – these colours usually look best.



IMPORTANT: To avoid problems with the chromatic alginate setting too fast, please use really cold water if you are new to casting. A few people have experienced problems with the mixture setting too quick, so we have created a video below alongside the full instructions. Using cold water straight from the tap should give you 2-3 minutes of time to mix and place your hands into the container. Practice on a small amount of alginate first to be sure.



“I absolutely adore this product, what a brilliant idea. I have one for myself for my husband and also for my cousins baby. Absolutely superb, will be buying a few more I expect! Easy to use and something to cherish once it’s done.” – Miss G A Morris

“I’ve been blown away with this, I was a little apprehensive and skeptical but needn’t have been. It’s easy to use, and the instructions lead you through the process. If you want a lasting memory there is no better way.” – Andy Thorne

Additional information

Weight 3.6 kg
Dimensions 24 × 24 × 24 cm

4 reviews for Holding Hands Family XL 3D Casting Kit (ideal for up to 4 hands)

  1. Deborah Atkinson

    Beautifully packaged product, arrived promptly with everything you need including a set of really clear instructions. Had lots of fun doing it. All four of us somehow ended up tangled together like a game of Twister with my partner having to adopt the squat position for approx 5 minutes! The outcome is stunning, and unique. My two top tips are: first of all to put a bin liner down as per the instructions as there will be a bit of overspill when you put your hands in. Secondly, the instructions say to keep your hands together as fingers are less likely to drop off when you make the casting (not that this matters too much as they can be easily glued back on). However, if you read this out in front of your kids make sure they know it’s not their actual fingers that might drop off. We had a little panic here midway through taking the impression!

  2. IAmDan

    I bought this for my brother, wife, niece (2 y/o) and nephew (6 y/o)

    They love it and cannot wait to do it and the kids can’t wait to decorate their hands.

    A friend has had this before and it looks great

  3. Michelle

    Lovely memory for our children x

    Couldn’t be more pleased with this product!!! We purchased it to make a family hand casting as my husband has terminal cancer and thought this would make a lovely memory for our children. It was easy to make and great fun too! It didn’t come out perfect as I moved my finger a little so ensure you keep still and it works perfectly. Now we have our #holdinghandsforever memory. Thank you x

  4. Kayleigh Skeates-Lodge

    Great product. Fairly easy to do and very satisfying to unveil!

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