Now as we begin to transition to a fall nature table, the pebbles, twigs, shells, etc. need to move. Usually we put them in a basket to look over and toss out the items we will not need for the next season, but this time we decided to preserve some of the special bits and pieces in a plaster of paris keepsake.
It's easy. All you need is a small amount of powdered plaster of paris, water, paper bowl, and nature's treasures.
|In the paper bowl, mix 1 cup of plaster of paris with 1/2 cup of water. |
(An adult needs to begin the process as the powder is bad to breathe in.)
|Let the mixture set for about 1 minute then set in your treasures,|
pressing them just hard enough for them to be part way in the plaster.
|After an hour your keepsake should slide out of the plate and|
ready for your family to enjoy remembering the fun of the past season.