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- by NurseLuna2b2013 Nov 21, '12Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a fake but realistic placenta?
I'm trying to figure out how to make one for my class project. My group is going to have a presentation over The Stages of Labor, and I thought a good way to get some bonus points was if we did something out of the norm; Like a placenta!
However, i can't find ANY online. So, any ideas?Last edit by NurseLuna2b2013 on Nov 21, '12
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- Nov 21, '12 by CountryMommaPapier mache, with shiny crackle paint?
Or, you can use the stuff I make for my boys. It's rubbery, gooey, wobbly gunk, and you can dye it any color you like, and its cheap!
GAK - Elmer's Glue Borax Recipe at Steve Spangler Science
- Nov 21, '12 by Esme12A slab of liver?
- Nov 21, '12 by nursel56I agree the GAK has the right consistency, and I've made homemade GAK before. You'll have to use food coloring, maybe two tones of dark placenta-like color.
- Nov 22, '12 by vintagemotherI don't understand using gak or hamburger. Those have no stable form/shape. I thought my placentas were blobs/ sacs with a definite shape, though flexible. Placentas look slimy, but can be handled without disintegrating, I think. Not speaking from a nursing perspective, but from the perspective of looking at my kids own placentas.
I like the paper mâché idea over a balloon. Or, homemade play dough - water, flour, salt, oil,
- Nov 22, '12 by NursingBroThey sell one here that you can color: Human Fetus Replica - 7 Month Female w/Placenta, Nasco LF00708U on eBay!
hmm..I also think getting newspapers and wetting/tearing them and mixing it all up to create some sort of moldable paper. You then mold it into a placenta and let it dry. The color can be mixed with the paper or it can be applied after it is dry.
For the tube I would use something plastic so it moves a lot. wrap it with shoe laces or whatever to make it look real without being to messy.