Recycled Packaging Plaster Figurines

Use leftover plastic packaging from toys and other items as molds to create plaster figurines.



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

making a plaster mold

plaster mold making

Step 2.

Collect your packaging pieces to use as molds for the plaster. You can find plastic pieces on all sorts of packaged items, like toys and household goods.

how to mix plaster

Step 3.

Mix your plaster. Gently pour the plaster into the molds. For tips on mixing plaster, click here.

plaster casting mold

Step 4.

Let the plaster set for at least an hour before you attempt to remove the plaster shape from the plastic mold. You should allow the larger pieces to set longer. If you take the pieces out too soon, the plaster will be soft and might crack. When you are ready to remove a plaster piece from the mold, turn the mold over and the piece should gently slide out.

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Step 5.

Paint your piece, and let dry.

plaster cast idea

Step 6.

Display your pieces! With smaller shapes add magnets to the back and make a creative refrigerator magnet!

Firefly Art
Scuba Egg
Cardboard Tube Octopus
Glitter Flowerpot
Melty Bead Mural
Felt Flower Bouquet
Button Crystal Dragonfly
Impressionist Bead by Letter
Melted Emoji Key Chains
Patriotic Star Mobile
Hanging Pony Bead Flag
American Flag Frame
Red, White & Blue Clothespin Wreath
Paper Plate Uncle Sam
Patriotic Mason Jar
Statue of Liberty Glitter Silhouette
Fuzzy Patriotic Crowns
Fuzzy Firework Rings
Craft Stick American Flag
Mom’s Flowers Frame
Heart Stamped Tote Bag
“QUEEN OF THE DAY” Mother’s Day Card
Pom Animal Mother’s Day Cards
“MOTHER” Acrostic Poem Canvas
“I Love You to the Moon & Back” Craft
Tree of Love
“Eye Love You” Handprint Stone
Clothespin Flower Pot
Mom’s Recipe Holder
Pasta Dying
Pasta Globe
Elijah’s Cup
Pasta Cherry Blossom Tree
Pasta Cityscape
Magnetic Pasta Snails
Day of the Dead Skeletons / Esqueletos para el Día de los Muertos
Fuzzy Stick Sombrero
Sombrero Craft
Decorated Egg Art
Wiggly Eyeglass Case
Wood Clothespin “Faith” Cross
Bottle Cap Easter Card
String Art Chicks
Pom Pom Sheep
Mini Craft Stick Chicks
Pinwheel Birdhouse
CD Weaving
CD Suncatcher
CD Spinner
CD Scratch Art Mandala
CD Bunting Banner
Alien CD Spaceship
Hungry Bunny Craft
Cable Tie Clutch
Chain & Cable Tie Statement Necklace
Cable Tie Mistletoe
Cable Tie Birdcage
Cable Tie Snowflakes