Arts & Crafts

Land Forms - Lake

Land Forms - Lake
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This activity will help your child to understand different land and water forms.

80 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 4 tots


  • 1 Plastic food container (Transparent plastic box)
  • 1 packet Plaster of Paris
  • 1 candle (Blue)
  • 1 Stove
  • 1 Pan
  • 1 Watercolor paint (Brown)
  • 1 crayon (Blue)
  • 1 candle (White)


  1. Mix the Plaster of Paris with water to make a thick gooey liquid.
  2. Pour the liquid inside the plastic box as shown in the picture leaving the center open. You may want to place a round object or cylinder in the center so that the liquid doesn't flow into the center.
  3. Once dry, paint the Plaster of Paris with brown water color so that it looks like land.
  4. Place the blue candle in a pan and melt it on the stove top.
  5. If you can't find a blue candle, you can melt a white candle in the pan. Then take a blue wax crayon and slowly rub inside the hot pan so that it melts and adds color to melted white candle.
  6. Pour the melted candle into the center of the plastic container so that it looks like water.
  7. Allow to dry.
  8. Your lake or new land form is ready!
  9. Encourage discussion with your child.
Prepare the activity and have your younger child paint the land part with brown watercolor paint.
Have your child create another land form such as an Island or Strait.
Safety Tip
Hot wax can burn. Please supervise your child!

Original Source

Creaa Academy

Developmental skills