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Leaf Casts

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Create a cast of a leaf in plaster of Paris. This is a fun nature craft for kids of any age.



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Time: 15 minutes plus 24 hours drying time
Age: Any age
Level: Medium

Materials
Craft plaster of Paris
Dish or lid
Leaf with interesting texture
Several small coins (weights)

Method
Choose a dish or lid with a depth at least a centimetre thick. The plaster needs to be deep enough to press the leaf into.



Dish
Plastic lid with rim


Find a leaf with an interesting texture. It needs to fit inside your lid.
Mix the craft plaster of Paris with water in a disposable container. We made ours slightly thicker than the guidance on the pack. We used about half a cup of plaster and half a cup of water.
Pour the plaster of Paris into the lid.
Tap the lid to let any air bubbles escape. Let the plaster start to set for a few minutes then press the leaf carefully onto the top of the plaster.



Dish


We carefully placed several small coins on top of the leaf to ensure it was well pressed in and didn't spring up.



Dish


We let the plaster of Paris set further for about an hour (until it was firm to touch) then peeled off the leaf.
Allow at least a further 24 hours for the plaster to fully dry out.



Dish




Leaf in plaster, lead craft, kids craft leaves, plaster of Paris leaf, nature craft ideas for kids




Leaf in plaster, lead craft, kids craft leaves, plaster of Paris leaf, nature craft ideas for kids


Once dry you could paint your creation if you wish with acrylic paints.

Categories
#Nature
#Leaf
#Plaster
#Plaster of Paris
#5 to 10s
#Over 5s
#Any age
#Medium
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