Press the modeling clay evenly into the bottom of the milk carton making sure it's deep enough to accommodate the space your baby's handprint or hand is going to fill with an extra inch or so at the bottom. Coat your baby's hand with a light coating of the oil and press his hand deep into the modeling clay. Once the clay is around his hand the way you want it, gently pull your baby's hand out, being very careful not to move the clay. Remember, the clay will harden if left exposed to the air for too long.
Next, mix the plaster of paris (at a ration of 1/2 cup water to 1/4 cup plaster of paris) and stir the mixture very slowly until it's the consistency of a milkshake. Don't whip it, or else you'll whip up bubbles. Pour the plaster of paris into the clay handprint and let harden completely for at least a day.
The next day, peel of the paper from the milk carton to expose the block. With a small hammer and a screw driver carefully tap around the block. Just go slowly to crack only the clay, not the plaster. You can leave the plaster as is, or adorn it with your favorite color paint.
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