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BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate - 5KG


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    Matt Ormerod

    Easy to use, simple clear instructions provided. The instructions said the warmer the water you use the quicker it sets... Which is true. Anyway anybody struggling with this stuff do some little practice runs, small stuff like a finger in a shot glass, before you use it all up. This sort of thing always takes a little practice to get right. Use the instructions provided and it's fine. This isn't silicone and so you'll only get one use from the moulding as it seems to need to be destroyed to recover the cast. That said, the nature of the product causes the moulding to shrink over time and so needs to be cast within about 20 minutes. So far it has made perfect casts in plaster, silicone and resin. Excellent product, the details this stuff pick up are amazing.

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    Andy S.

    This stuff is great ideal for creating a memorable keepsake I'm also a photographer so I can see it fitting into some projects first time I've used it and I'm very happy with the results just make sure you use really cold water to mix and a good stiff mixing paddle

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    The Humble Reviewer

    I prefer this brand compared to the other brands out there by far because of the results it can achieve. Consistency is smoother after mixing hence detailing is better. Turns pink after mixing, this is helpful to spot if a body part is jutting out of the moulding mixture whilst it is about to set. Adjustments can be made straight away. With a white mixture, sometimes it is difficult to spot a toe jutting out or touching the sides of the mold. Specially if you working with babies or toddlers this is paramount as they can't be directed.

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    C.M Smith

    A bit messy to use but works well. I used this to create casts of my newborns hands and feet when she was born. It goes quite a long way and created lovely impressions with lots of detail.

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    nicola j.

    I really liked this alginate. Easy to use, simple instructions and great results. Best I’ve used so far, great detail in the cast. would buy this again.

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    Jorgia

    Have bought this item a few times as we made quite a few different mouldings, really easy to use and the mouldings come out really well and better than expected

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    maggie

    Great for taking impression. There's time with the moulding process. Did what it said on the packet

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    Simon

    good quality product, reasonably priced

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BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate - 5KG


BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate is exactly what you need for making highly detailed impressions of body parts, such as hands and feets. Once complete, your alginate impressions can be used as moulds and filled with plaster to create lifelike cast.  

Supplied in 500g heat-sealed bags to keep it in tip top condition until you are ready to use it. Each bag is clearly marked with a best before date and has a shelf life of around 20 months.

Most UK suppliers provide alginate in 450g bags, with our 500g bags, BabyRice gives you more value for money.


Chromatic alginate
Chromatic simply means colour-changing. BabyRice alginate powder goes through a three-stage colour changing process:

  • It starts life as a white powder

  • When mixed with water it turns into a pink paste or gel

  • Once it’s set, the alginate will turn white again

Occasionally, BabyRice alginate powder starts life as a pink powder that turns into a white paste and goes pink again once set. This is rare and does not affect the performance of the alginate.

How quickly does it set?
The working and setting times depends of BabyRice Alginate depends on the temperature of the water, putting you in control of the process. When mixed with water at 30 degrees celsius, BabyRice alginate has a working time of approximately 2 minutes. This is the ideal temperature for baby casting baby's limbs as their hands and feet need not be in the mixture for too long.

This working time can be extended by reducing the temperature of the water used to mix the alginate. If you need to speed up the setting time, simply increase the temperature of the water. Full instructions are provided with every order.

Skin Safe
Alginate's main ingredient is kelp, a form of seaweed, so it’s completely safe to use on your skin! All BabyRice alginate is “dental grade”, meaning it can be used by dentists to make moulds in people's mouths. What’s more, our alginate conforms to British Safety Standards BS 4269 Pt.2:1991 and ISO 1563:1990.

Want to make a cast?
BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate can be used to create highly detailed impression moulds. In order to create a cast, you will need to pour casting plaster into your mould. You can purchase this from our Casting Refills page.



What is it suitable for?
BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate is suitable for a wide range of uses, including: mould making for dental work; life casting for hobbyists, artists, medical professionals and special effects professionals.

  • New parents use our alginate to make hand and footprint impressions of their newborn babies.

  • Medical professionals use our alginate to make moulds of limbs when developing new prosthetics.

  • Professional artists use our alginate to cast body parts when creating sculptures.

  • Special effects studios and make-up artists use our alginate to create highly detailed moulds of actors' faces, hands and feet.

  • Dentists use our alginate to make moulds of patients mouths.

  • Pet owners and veterinarians use our alginate to make 3D replicas of pets paws.

  • Funeral directors and hospices use our alginate to cast limbs of family members to create lasting memorials of loved ones.


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Product reviews

  • View Reviews
    Matt Ormerod

    Easy to use, simple clear instructions provided. The instructions said the warmer the water you use the quicker it sets... Which is true. Anyway anybody struggling with this stuff do some little practice runs, small stuff like a finger in a shot glass, before you use it all up. This sort of thing always takes a little practice to get right. Use the instructions provided and it's fine. This isn't silicone and so you'll only get one use from the moulding as it seems to need to be destroyed to recover the cast. That said, the nature of the product causes the moulding to shrink over time and so needs to be cast within about 20 minutes. So far it has made perfect casts in plaster, silicone and resin. Excellent product, the details this stuff pick up are amazing.

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    Andy S.

    This stuff is great ideal for creating a memorable keepsake I'm also a photographer so I can see it fitting into some projects first time I've used it and I'm very happy with the results just make sure you use really cold water to mix and a good stiff mixing paddle

    raiting starraiting starraiting starraiting starraiting star
    The Humble Reviewer

    I prefer this brand compared to the other brands out there by far because of the results it can achieve. Consistency is smoother after mixing hence detailing is better. Turns pink after mixing, this is helpful to spot if a body part is jutting out of the moulding mixture whilst it is about to set. Adjustments can be made straight away. With a white mixture, sometimes it is difficult to spot a toe jutting out or touching the sides of the mold. Specially if you working with babies or toddlers this is paramount as they can't be directed.

    raiting starraiting starraiting starraiting starraiting star
    C.M Smith

    A bit messy to use but works well. I used this to create casts of my newborns hands and feet when she was born. It goes quite a long way and created lovely impressions with lots of detail.

    raiting starraiting starraiting starraiting starraiting star
    nicola j.

    I really liked this alginate. Easy to use, simple instructions and great results. Best I’ve used so far, great detail in the cast. would buy this again.

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    Jorgia

    Have bought this item a few times as we made quite a few different mouldings, really easy to use and the mouldings come out really well and better than expected

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    maggie

    Great for taking impression. There's time with the moulding process. Did what it said on the packet

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    Simon

    good quality product, reasonably priced

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