Rainy Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

Special Shape Castings

Special shape castings use silver foil to form plaster molds that you can keep or give as gifts. This rainy day craft for kids features an exotic technique sure to delight kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Ruler
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Spoon
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 2: Use a sheet of foil to create a mold for your plaster casting. Shape the foil into a star, a dreidel, or the design of your choice.

Step 3: Fold the foil edges up to create a 2-inch rim around the shape. Smooth out any big folds with your fingers.

Step 4: Have an adult help you mix the plaster of Paris according to the package directions. Carefully spoon the plaster into the mold. Let it set.

Step 5: Once the plaster has dried, pop the casting out of the mold. Paint it using acrylic paints.

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