A great material to use for basic sculptures and craft projects.
Easy to prepare and sets in a few minutes
Follow instructions carefully
A fun art & craft project, that you can paint when fully set
Plaster of Paris is a great material to use for basic sculptures and craft projects - it is easy to prepare and sets in a few minutes.
CAUTION: wearing a dust mask is highly recommended to avoid getting the powder to the eyes and nose. Never mix with your bare hands.
Plaster of Paris powder. Water, mixing container, spoon/spatula, measuring cup, poster paint (optional)
1. Cover work area with newspaper. Mix 2 parts Plaster of Paris powder to 1 part water. Pour 1 cup water into mixing container.
2. Put 2 cups Plaster of Paris on another container. Break up any lumps.
3. Evenly sprinkle some Plaster of Paris powder over the water
4. Do not mix yet. Tap the side of the mixing container with a spoon to disperse the powder into the water and remove any air bubbles.
5. Continue adding the Plaster of Paris powder, tapping as you go. Stop when the powder is almost covering the surface of the water and is not as easily absorbed by the water.
6. Gently mix the Plaster of Paris mixture from side by side until it reaches a uniform and smooth consistency. To avoid air bubbles, do not stir quickly.
7. If coloured Plaster of Paris mixture is desired, add poster paint once the mixture is smooth. Continue mixing from side to side until the colour is uniformly dispersed.
8. Allow the mixture to stand for a minute before pouring it into your mould.