Easter Decorations

Easter Decorations

Posted 2014-04-15 by Jane Streetfollow
Create some Easter decorations from plaster of Paris. Hang them up on a cut tree branch indoors or anywhere in the garden. I think they look pretty left undececorated but they are also great fun for kids to paint and are ideal treasures for an Easter egg hunt.



Materials
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water
  • Easter egg chocolate mould (half egg in each mould cavity)
  • Ribbon
  • Strong glue

  • Look out for cheap Easterthemed chocolate moulds in the shops in the run up to Easter


    Method
  • Mix the plaster of Paris according to the pack instructions. I used 1 part water to 2 parts plaster. Make up the mix in a disposable tub which you can throw away afterwards rather than washing left over plaster down the sink.

  • Plaster of Paris is surprisingly cheap and easy to use


  • Fill the Easter egg chocolate mould with the plaster and tap to release any trapped air bubbles.



  • Let the plaster set for about 12 hours then pop the shapes out. Leave the pieces to dry out fully for at least another 12 hours.



  • When dry, cover the flat pieces of each half egg with strong glue. Press a loop of ribbon onto one egg half and then press the other matching egg half on top. Press tightly then leave to dry.







  • When dry, hang your Easter egg decorations on branches. Paint with acrylic paint if you prefer colourful eggs.

    My daughter had fun painting ours with bright acrylic paint


    Categories
    #Easter
    #Decoration
    #Egg
    #Plaster_of_Paris
    #Moulding
    #Mould
    #Garden

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