Make an Easter Egg Paperweight

Description

Make a Easter Egg paperweight with Plaster of Paris. Painting was done by my children at 2 years of age. A great gift for that special person or a easy classroom activity.

Easter Paperweight

Materials

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Wilton Silicone Egg Mold
  • Container and spoon to mix plaster
  • Tempera or Acrylic Paint
  • Brush
  • Acrylic Sealer to add shine/li>
  • If you want to be able to have the option to hang it up: Yarn or Ribbon
Steps
  • Mix plaster in container according to directions.
  • Fill Mold with Plaster.
  • Let dry for 2 minutes, then attach ribbon by pressing it gently into plaster at top of the egg.
  • Let dry and pop out of the mold.
  • Paint and let dry.
  • 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
  • Other Ideas

    Other Holidays See link above for a Christmas and Valentines ornament using the same type of mold from Wilton.
    Plaster of Paris ornaments