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.


  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!

  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.

  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.



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