Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Frugal Summer Fun: Plaster Handprints


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 handprints 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, glittler, beads and buttons into their handprint now in the sand. Once they were finished adding what they wanted, we poured the plaster into the handprints, 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!

8 comments:

Lilac City Momma said...

What a great idea! I might have to add this to our summer bucket list, thanks!

Cassie said...

This is a wonderful idea! Now I know what we can do with the sand table..lol

Emily - faliLV said...

How fun! They look like they really enjoyed it!!

The Rebel Chick said...

What a fun craft idea!

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

What a fun idea! Love the sandy/beachy theme!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

These are adorable, and they look SO not messy!!!!

TheSuburbanMom said...

What a fun idea. I might have to do this at the beach next week!

Kerri said...

Looks like a lot of fun!