This week I have been helping with VBS at our church. I am doing preschool crafts. So far this week all the crafts have went pretty smoothly. . .
Until tonight when we used. . .
PLASTER OF PARIS! ! ! !
None of us are very familiar with using this. The 1st batch we made turned out okay (which made about 4 kids crafts). The craft, by the way, is a paper weight with sand and shells in it. The next few batches not so good. I would not recommend using the cheap plaster of paris from Oriental Trading. It dries EXTREMELY FAST!
We were able to finish the 1st class (poor things, we try everything out on them). We figured out you have to make small batches (enough for 1-2 kids). By the time we made it to the 4th and final class we had the process almost mastered.
This has been the messiest, hardest, most stressful craft so far! We learned our lesson. . . no more plaster of paris. . . unless we get the good stuff.
I wish I had got some pictures of the whole ordeal.
I sure hope the kids and parents appreciate their new paper weights and all the hard work that went into making them!
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