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These conifer leaf/needle resin molds are the perfect addition to the already unique Conifer Cabinet materials. Included are leaf molds of the same 8 needle shape insets as in the Conifer Cabinet (Spruce, Larch, Fir, Pine, Cedar, Cypress, Hemlock, Yew).
DESCRIPTION OF MOLDS
Each mold, made from urethane resin, is cast from the actual conifer leaf and mounted on the same plywood squares as the insets.
Leaf or needle characteristics are portrayed accurately as the resin reproduces even the finest details. In addition, the advantages of using the resin molds compared to looking at pictures in a guidebook are that the leaves and needles are reproduced life-sized, providing immediate opportunity to compare to one another.
HOW TO USE THE MOLDS
The molds can be used for leaf rubbings, sensory exercises or classification studies.
Perfect when real leaves are not available either due to seasonality or geography.
Make your own impressions from the molds by pressing Play Doh or homemade salt dough on the forms. Plastercine is not recommended as it may be more difficult to remove from the detailed recesses of some of the needle shapes.
Clean the molds using a dry toothbrush or small stiff brush to remove any lodged materials.
Arrange the molds separately in the 2 extra drawers, or match them up beside the corresponding leaf inset. Four resin molds fit in each drawer.
Insets measure 5-1/2″ square (14cm) and are made from 1/8″ Baltic birch (approximately the same size as Montessori metal insets)