Collect seashells from a summer trip to the beach or purchase from a craft store and create a simple but pretty decoration. I still have one of these that my daughter made 18 years ago and I love it!
- Paper Plate
- Plaster of Paris
- Various Shells
- Light, sheer colored acrylic paint like Ceramcoat
- Measuring cup
- Plastic container for mixing
- Spoon for stirring
- Mix plaster as directed so that you have about a cup of mixed plaster.
- Select your shells and lay plate, shells on newspaper.
- If you plan to use ribbon to hang, place ribbon on plate in a loop.
- Pour plaster onto plate (pours like pancake mix)into a rough circular shape.
- Gently press shells into plaster, keeping tops showing. Vary depth for interest or turn a couple shells over.
- Let dry and brush lightly with paint.
- Select an iridescent or glitter paint for extra sparkle.
- Display by hanging when dry or if without a ribbon use a small stand.
- You might want to wear a face mask while mixing up the plaster. Keep this part of the activity away from all children to reduce inhaling any of the powder.
This great activity is from teaching-tiny-tots.com
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