This easy kit makes a plaster mold of loved ones holding hands

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Holding hands is an expression of adoration and protection between loved ones that’s often done without much thought. But the tender moment can now be preserved as art, bringing the often overlooked moment to life.

The Luna Bean Keepsake Casting Kit allows you to preserve a moment in time with a loved one by molding your hands together in a plaster art-like piece. And it’s easy to do at home.

The kit includes a mix that creates a rubbery mold of a user and loved one’s hand. The kit also includes plaster, which is poured into the mold to capture every detail, including fingerprints and fingernails. It’s really remarkable.

Credit: Luna Bean

The concept first gained attention when TikTok user @Sherryl.Lynn filmed the process of using the kit with her husband, who is in the Army. The video of their crafty casting went viral on TikTok, gaining 1.7 million likes on the platform.

With 4.5 stars and more than 2,000 ratings, the casting kit used in @Sherryl.Lynn’s viral TikTok is an Amazon Choice product. Many buyers have purchased the kit to use with children or romantic partners to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays or holidays. And the results are unexpectedly realistic.

 One reviewer writes, “You’ll feel like the next Michelangelo.”

Shop: Luna Bean Keepsake Hands Casting Kit, $32.50 (Orig. $49.99)

Credit: Amazon

Some of the reviews, however, are heartbreaking. Many buyers have purchased the kit to create a lasting memory with terminally ill family members. Many buyers marvel at the detail the casting captures, from tiny skin wrinkles to barely visible scars to intricate rings.

“I purchased this to do for my terminally ill husband and myself,” one reviewer writes. “I loved how it turned out. It is beautiful. The directions were easy to follow and I am so happy that I have this keepsake after my husband passes.”

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