This is a fun project to do the next time you're at the beach!
Items Needed:Aluminum Cake Pan
Plaster of Paris
To make your own, one-of-a-kind "sandprint," place dampened sand in an aluminum cake pan, pressing down firmly. The sand should be deep enough to make your handprint. After making handprint, place various sea shells upside down, pushing firmly into the sand. The kids have a lot of fun using the beautiful shells they have found! Mix enough Plaster of Paris with water to make a mixture the consistency of thick cake batter (follow directions on box). Carefully pour into hand print and continue filling cake pan with about 1" of plaster. You need to work rather
quickly as the plaster can set up pretty fast. Let the plaster dry thoroughly before turning over to release.
My children's sandprints were mounted in a shadow box for a memorable display that I
proudly display in my hallway. To view my hallway makeover, click here.