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Toddler Activities: Make a Easter Egg Paperweight

Toddler Activities: Make a Easter Egg paperweight with Plaster of Paris. Painting was done by my children at 2 years of age.




easter egg paperweight DESCRIPTION

Make a Easter Egg ornament or paperweight using just a few materials....a great gift for that special person or a easy classroom activity.


MATERIALS

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Wilton Silicone Egg Mold

  • Container and spoon to mix plaster
  • Tempera or Acrylic Paint

  • Brush

  • Acrylic Sealer to add shine

  • OTHER MATERIALS

    If you want to be able to have the option to hang it up:

  • Yarn or Ribbon
  • STEPS

    1. Mix plaster in container according to directions.
    2. Fill Mold with Plaster.
    3. Let dry for 2 minutes, then attach ribbon by pressing it gently into plaster at top of the egg.
    4. Let dry and pop out of the mold.
    5. Paint and let dry.
    6. An iridescent or glitter paint will add shine or you can spray with Acrylic Sealer.

    TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

  • We used both tempera and acrylic on plaster and they both work well. If it is a young toddler I'd recommend tempera since its easier to wash off.

  • Use a glitter paint to add shine or spray with Acrylic Spray

  • EDUCATIONAL TIPS

  • Talk about the colors used to paint the eggs...Count all the eggs made!

  • We used the Wilton Easter Egg Mold. The egg made weighs 3 oz which makes it a nice decorative egg to hang on an "Easter Tree" or cute paperweight. Heavy enough to use as a paperweight but "safer" than a glass one.

  • Other Holidays

    Christmas and Valentine's Day

    plaster of paris holiday decor Other Holidays See link above for a Christmas and Valentines ornament using the same type of mold from Wilton.

















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