Monday, 4 March 2013

plaster of paris wall hangings






Age 8 and 9 year olds
These little wall hangings are made of plaster of paris.
The children had a ball of clay each which they rolled out flat to about 1 cm thick. They made a long sausage and attached it to the sides to create a raised edge. They pressed 'things' into the clay to create an image.
They made a little wire loop which they placed at the top which would end up being imbedded into the plaque. Then I poured some plaster of paris mixed with water, onto the clay. Once set, the clay was pealed off and the plaque was cleaned with a tooth brush to remove left over clay. It took about 24 hours to be completely dry, but the children were able to remove the clay before the day was over.

3 comments:

  1. These are so sweet! Did you place the clay into some sort of container/mold before you poured the plaster of paris?
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks. I've added another photo to show the clay with imprints in it. The children added a roll of clay to form a little wall around the edge. This was enough to hold the plaster.

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  3. Oh my! These are so cute. What a creative idea. I love it. And I will suggest this idea to my sister who is a preschool teacher. She can surely try this in her class.
    WallTapestry.com

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