Looking for a fun summertime craft for the kids? It occurred to me that one of the most versatile ways of creating a mold would be to use sand. And there is certainly plenty of that around in the summer!
So with that in mind, I located an object that I wanted to mold and created some sweet wall hangings using bath toy animals to mold for a cute piece of nursery art. This goes to show you that there are tons of possibilities with this concept.
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Pour the sand into a plastic container. The container that you choose will determine the size and shape of your casted pieces, so you can create a bunch of variety here.
I chose a relatively square container, as I had in mind a set of four wall pieces. The sand is a decorative sand that you can purchase at your local craft store. It is a fine sand and will show your details when casting.
Add enough water to the sand so that is can be compacted and hold its shape. Smooth off the top with a spoon to create a smooth, even layer.
For this project I used plastic animal bath toys, but any small toy will work!
Press the toy firmly into the sand, creating an image in the sand.