Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Making Plaster Molds

2 years ago I bought a 100 lb bag of white molding plaster from a local home improvement shop for around 20 bucks.  Since then we have made numerous items with it. Beautiful butterflies, Easter bunnies, Christmas ornaments and these cute little ice cream magnets to name a few. Even though when I make them, I always make plenty for other classes to enjoy, we have barely made a dent in the bag of plaster! I purchased a few of my molds online from but you can also find them around town at places like Michaels or Hobby Lobby (candy molds work great too). They are very economical and easy to make.  Just add water, stir, and pour into molds. They are ready to be unmolded within about 15 minutes, longer if it has narrow parts. After we paint them and let them dry we brush a coat of Mod Podge on them to give them a shiny coat. This was a Mod Podge with sparkles in it. This has been a great investment for my classroom and I see many more years of fun activities to come! 


  1. Cute idea and nice summertime project. Thanks!

  2. My kids this year were really into painting. Some years, not so much. Thanks for commenting!