Toddler Activities: Silicone Molds and Plaster of Paris
Toddler Activities: Make ornaments using silicone molds and paint. Appropriate for ages 2 and up. See variety of molds below to suit any occasion. Download and print the directions here for future reference: Plaster of Paris Ornaments
- Plaster of Paris
Wilton 6 Cavity Silicone Snowflake Pan
Container and spoon to mix plaster
Tempera or Acrylic Paint
If you want to be able to have the option to hang it up: Yarn or Ribbon
Acrylic sealer spray if you want to add shine. (Adult step only)
- Mix plaster in container according to directions.
- Fill Mold with Plaster.
- If you want to hang: Let dry for 2 minutes, then attach ribbon by pressing it gently into plaster at top.
- 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
- Due to the powder consistency of Plaster of Paris before adding water, mix out of reach of children. You might even consider using a face mask to prevent breathing in the powder.
- I 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 sparkle or sprinkle on wet plaster or paris or paint.
- For additional shine, an adult can spray acrylic onto finished project.
This heart was made using a Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan
Cute ornament that you can hang, use as a paperweight or give as a gift. Have your child paint, let dry and you can even write on it with paint pens to
personalize for a special gift.
Here is an idea for Easter using a silicone Easter Egg mold.
Great Make and Take Party activity. Just make the eggs ahead of time and have paint and brushes ready.