Make this beautiful craft project by only using ACTIVA ArtPlaster, water, plastic molds and some craft tools! ACTIVA ArtPlaster is a professional casting plaster made in the USA; it is a workhorse of casting materials, mixes easily, is carvable, and takes exceptional detail. It has a durable surface and can be used for rigid molds. Its surface is super white, but it is denser than plaster of paris, and has superior working qualities. When it is dry, it can be painted or finished. ACTIVA Art Plaster is packaged in a heavy-duty, resealable 5 lb. bag, and is non-toxic. Just follow the simple steps for making this super easy project: mix ArtPlaster with water, pour into the mold, wait until it sets, paint, and it’s ready! This is a perfect project for DIY aficionados, home decor enthusiasts, and is a perfect gift for any green thumb. With 1 bag of 5 lb. you can make up to 50!
- Never mix ArtPlaster with your bare hands.
- ArtPlaster is an extremely light and fine powder. Caution should be taken to avoid getting the powder into the eyes and nose; wear a mask and gloves.
- Kids will need adult supervision.
- 5lb. ACTIVA ArtPlaster
- Measuring cups or Mixing Cups
- Mixing Pails
- Wooden Craft Sticks
- 4 oz. Water
- Plastic molds
- Paint Brushes
- Acrylic paint in different colors & Paint Palettes
The ideal ratio for an ArtPlaster mixture is two parts ArtPlaster powder to one part water. With the craft stick, mix 8 oz. of ArtPlaster with 4 oz. of water in the mixing container. Slowly stir the ArtPlaster mixture until it reaches a uniform and smooth consistency. Do not mix vigorously to avoid any air bubbles from forming.
Slowly but constantly pour the mixture into the succulents plastic mold.
Let the mixture set. The mixture will start to set within a few minutes. Besides hardening, you’ll notice that ArtPlaster also gives off heat. It typically takes 20 to 30 minutes for ArtPlaster to set.
Do not throw any leftover mixture into the drain, it will clog the pipes. Instead, let the mixture harden in the mixing container, then throw it into a trash can.
Remove from the mold. You’ll know when the ArtPlaster has set when it’s rock solid and cool to the touch. Carefully remove from the mold.
Paint and decorate as desired!
Submitted by Activa / Audrey Lozano