DIY Paintable Pottery Figurines

DIY Paintable Pottery Figurines

No need to go to a pottery painting shop! It's easy and quick to make up a few figurines at home. My kids just love painting these treasures.

3 - 9
Est. Time:
1-2 hours

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. plaster of paris (2 cups)
  2. water (1 cup)
  3. bowl
  4. spoon
  5. candy mold
  6. paint & paint brush
  1. We used lollipop molds for our figurines. (If you do this, you must close the lollipop stick space with a little playdough.)

  2. I mixed up the plaster of paris and water. I usually do this step on my own since we are working with plaster.

  3. I poured the mixture right into the candy molds and let it set for a few hours.

  4. Once they hardened, I popped each one out and let them continue to sit overnight. (They could be painted at this point, but I decided to let them get a little stronger to stand up to my two-year-old.)

  5. The next morning, the kids had fun painting each sea creature we made.

  6. They gave these to some very special loved ones as gifts this past Mother's Day.