Sophia adores glitter so I came up with this project for her. When we started I wasn’t sure what we would make with the end results but we ended making them in to hanging ornaments 🙂
What you will need:
- Molds of your liking
- Beads or anything else small like buttons, rocks, etc
- Plaster of Paris
- Tray to contain the mess
- A cookie drying rack
- Ziplock bag
- Measuring cup
- Mod podge
- Paint brush
- Tin foil
- Hot glue gun and stick of glue
- (Optional scale)
After the first mold was all done to her liking we moved on to the next.
TIP: In case of glitter spills, wet wipes and also play doh are great fast ways of picking up the strays
Once she was satisfied with all the glitter and sequins in the mold. We mixed up a batch of plaster. I didn’t think we would need a full one pound (It comes in one pound bags in the box), so we mixed first a half a pound and halved the recipe on the box.
TIP: Instead of using a bucket and a stick as the instructions on the box say, use a gallon ziplock bag to mix in. Sophia demonstrates how to mix in the bag below.
Once mixed just cut a small hole in one corner of the bag and pour it on the molds. I found that we were a little shy so we made another 4 oz (with the recipe quartered for water amount).
We were left with 1/4 pound of unused plaster.
I did remove the ornaments out of the molds after they had set for about an hour, so they would dry better. In the process I did break two of the Moomin Trolls arms off. But glue them back on once they dried with mod podge.
After the ornaments were dry I took a larger paintbrush and mod podged the tops and sides of them to seal in the glitter and sequins. I set them to dry on a sheet of tinfoil.
Sophia was happy to cut up all the ribbon pieces we needed. I hot glued them on. You have to let the glue cool before touching it or they do peel off pretty easy when wet yet.