Water Color or tempera paints, brushes, water, plaster of Paris, pie tin or paper plate, stick for stirring.
Process: Fresco Means to paint with water based paint on wet plaster. The paint permeates the plaster and becomes a part of the plaster. Fresco means “fresh,” referring to the wet plaster.
- Mix plaster of Paris according to the box directions, and pour into a paper plate. Smooth with a stick. (Insert a hanging device such as a paper clip or loop of yarn if you wish.)
- Paint on the wet plaster with tempera paints or water color paints. As long as the plaster is damp, fresco painting will be effective.
- Allow plaster to dry.
- Remove the plaster plaque from the paper plate.
- Hang or use as a table or shelf decoration.
Source: Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids (Authors: MaryAnn Kohl and Cindy Gainer)