by Brenda Spitzer
to cast your own seashell treasures and add a little glitter to
bring out their true beauty.
You will need:
- Starfish or shells found
on the beach
- 4 cups sand
- Clear plastic pony beads
- Yellow and Purple
- Decorative gel glue
- White glue
- Plaster of Paris
- Glitter glue - Green and
- 2 Containers for sand and
- Collect shells or
starfish on the beach. If you do not live near a beach,
these items are often available at craft stores.
- Fill container with
four cups of sand. Add 1/2 cup of water to sand and mix
- Press starfish or
shell, face down into sand to make an impression. Remove
shell from sand.
- In another container,
mix 1/2 bottle of white glue with 1/2 cup of water. Add
1 cup of plaster of Paris. Mix well. Tip: This step is messy.
Work outside if possible.
- Pour this plaster
mixture into impression in the sand. Allow this to set for
one hour. Remove plaster casting from sand. Brush off extra
sand with a paint brush.
- Brush a coat of decorative
gel glue over the top surface of sand casting. Outline and
add accents with glitter glue. Glue pony beads to sand castings.
Galactic Glue, 3D Glitter Paint Pens, White School
Glue; Darice® Pony Beads, Sand; Eagle® Golden
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