DIY plaster mouldings outdoor in the sandpit!
Sandy Flowers – Just one of the results of a gorgeous day outdoor crafting with Miss Four. One of those days made beautiful just because of who it was spent with.
My little Miss Four melts my heart. Her contentment. The simplicity of her joy. Time alone with her, with nobody competing for attention. Vital for both of us. And it’s in these moments, more than any other, when I’m both reminded of how young she is and how much she’s changing and learning. How beautiful and precious she is.
Sitting in the sand with her, shaping our DIY plaster moulds, ready to pour the plaster into was one of those beautiful moments, when I just can’t get enough of her… With the ups and downs of everyday life, it just doesn’t always feel that way!
So, I’m featuring the sandy flower …But I can reliably inform you that we poured plaster into all kinds of random holes and indents, all DIY mouldings made in the sand. And Miss four was as excited about all of them, both pouring in the plaster, and whether they held together or not.
This activity is as simple as going to a sandpit with a bag of alabaster plaster, a bottle of water, a bowl and a whisk. We used the back of a spoon to shape the ditches for this flower. But we did other shapes with our fingers and twigs too. No special equipment is necessary… Just a delicious little picnic to munch on whilst the plaster dries.