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mock marble for sculpting

Mock Marble for Sculpting fun!


This would be a wonderful addition to a unit study on Greece

materials:

2 teaspoons. white glue

1/2 cup water

plaster of Paris

tempera paint (green, blue or gray or whatever color you prefer)

a mold suitable for plaster casting. ( this could be a milk carton but put petroleum jelly on it first)

What to do:

  1. Mix glue and water in a medium size bowl.
  2. Stir in enough plaster of Paris to make a thick frosting like mixture.
  3. Pour the mixture into a shallow soup bowl.
  4. Pour a fairly thick coat of tempera paint over the top.
  5. Fold in the color to produce streaks. Do NOT blend.
  6. Pour the mixture into a mold.

How to use it:

Use it in any mold or any way you would regular plaster of Paris. This is more durable.

 

Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at Kids Crafts  

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