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Plaster Bookends

This craft repritned courtesy of Terri of MakingFriends.com.

A terrific gift for Dad or anyone in the family. Don’t forget to make a set for yourself! 


2 Round Cardboard Containers with lids (Oatmeal, Stuffing, or Bread Crumb Containers Work Well)
Plaster of Paris
Masking Tape
Disposable Mixing Bucket


Make sure containers are clean. Mix a large batch of plaster of paris according to the directions on the package. Pour into both containers, filling about 3/4 of the way. Place lid securely in place and tape around edges. Lay both containers on their side in an out-of-the-way place where they won't be disturbed or roll around. Let dry overnight.

Peel cardboard from plaster. Smooth imperfections with a damp sponge. Let dry for at least a day before painting.

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Father's Day Crafts, Gifts to Make, Recycled Containers and Lids

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Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com

Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.

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