Use the children's beach finds to make these cute plaster of paris memory plaques
Make the playdough into a thick disc and push the item into it to make the indent for the mould.
to arrange their treasures into the playdough with the wrong side facing up. They need to be pushed into the playdough about half way and make sure to leave space around each one.
Mix the plaster of Paris according the pack instructions, we used 1.5 cups to 1 cup of water and it made just a touch too much
Once mixed pour into the moulds and then tapquite vigorously to dispel any air bubbles.
Leave to set for about an hour, it’ll set quicker in a warm place
Once it’s set, you need to peel off the play dough, some will likely get stuck, but it easily brushes off with a washing up brush!
You can leave it as it is, or paint the edge with paint and then varnish it to make the shells and stones shiny and to prevent any dust from the plaster coming off
Don’t mix the plaster of Paris until just before you are ready to use it, as it’ll start to set and you want it to be runny!
You could make any shape of plaque, eg make handprints, footprints, or any shape you like, you just need something to press into the playdough to make that shape.
Don’t pour unused plaster down the drain. You can put it into the bin, or dilute it with plenty of water and pour it into the garden.
You’ll need a good amount of playdough, depending how big you want your plaque to be and how deep it needs to be for the size of your stones and shells. It can be homemade or bought playdough.