Casting plaster of Paris in a silicone baking mold is surprisingly easy. The casting process is a fun activity in itself. Children can also enjoy decorating the items once they have dried.
Decorating plaster creatures would be a great activity for a birthday party. If you're having a theme, you could choose a silicone baking mold to match your theme and make up your plaster items in advance, ready to paint. A big bag of plaster costs just a few dollars from a discount craft shop so each creature costs very little. The silicone mold is not damaged in the process and can be washed and reused.
: 10 minutes to make the plaster creatures, at least 24 hours to air dry, 20 minutes to decorate
: Any Age
(makes about 3 medium sized creatures)
Plaster ready to pour
Ready to pop out of the molds
The plaster creatures should pop easily out of the silicon baking molds. The silicone molds give a lovely smooth finish
Bugs ready to paint
Plenty of glitter
#5 to 10s
Fingerpainting spots onto the dragonfly
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