Playdough Plaster Molds

Surprisingly, this project falls into the “clean and easy” category even though it may sound slightly terrifying!

It has been raining for days, not just an afternoon shower but a slow, lingering rain that leaves you craving sunshine. Our days have been dominated by indoor activities which all seem to last a total of 4 minutes (despite my best efforts). This project was so much fun, it lasted over an hour (and clean up took minutes…with two boys under 4 “helping”).

Here’s what you’ll need….

  • Playdough
  • Plaster of Paris (Walmart, $3)
  • Small Shells, animals, sticks, leaves….the possibilities are endless!
  • Squeeze Bottle (Dollar Tree, $1)

IMPORTANT: Wait until all the molds are created before mixing plaster. The plaster will dry very quickly.

 

 

 

Filling playdough mold with plaster

Nature Mold

15 minute dry time

The finished product!

 

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