These cast plaster heart charms are fun to make and would make a great gift for Mother's Day or Valentines Day. You could also hang them on a Christmas tree or your own decorative tree
at any time of the year, or tie them on to a present for some glamorous wrapping.
: 20 minutes to cast, 24 hours to dry
: 5-10's, Over 10's
A big bag of plaster costs just a few dollars from a discount craft shop so these charms are very cheap to make
Our rubber ice cube molds cost 1 dollar each in IKEA. The molds can be washed and reused
Plaster powder and powder paint added
Choose how thick you fill the mold according to how thick you want your finished charm to be. Make sure it's not too thin so that the finished charm doesn't snap
If you're using a cue tip, don't forget to cut the cotton off the end you dip into the mix
You could make different shapes too - like these little fish.
Try different shapes
You could varnish your finished charm. If you don't have powder paint you could choose to make a neutral batch and then decorate the finished charm with acrylic paint. Why not make up a bigger batch of plaster mix and make a heart coaster
or some plaster creatures
to decorate too?
#5 to 10s
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