Monday, July 25, 2011

Frugal Summer Activities: Making Plaster Hand Prints

Each month, 3 other moms and I get together with our kids and have craft playdates! We rotate houses, so we each take a turn planning and hosting the playdates. It's something we moms look forward to as much as the kids do.

This month we made plaster hand prints with seashells, glitter, buttons and beads added for fun and color. The kids had so much fun. Plus, it was simple to do. The entire craft took place in the sandbox. Notice the starfish? A couple of us moms got involved too!:)

We made sure the sand was pretty wet so that the kids could easily press their hands deep enough into the sand to make a wonderful print. The moms mixed the plaster in ziploc bags as the kids added the seashells, glitter, beads and buttons into their hand print now in the sand. Once they were finished adding what they wanted, we poured the plaster into the hand prints, added a stick and left it to dry for about 30 minutes.


Both of the sticks came out of ours, but they are still cute and perfect for my flower garden. The kids had SO much fun making these so we will definitely make these again! I think we will make these for the grandparents for gifts! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a fun and creative hands-on craft idea! I'm sure the kids loved it!