Play-Doh can be used to make countless crafts and decorative items. Although it is not the very best material for creating long-lasting sculptures and beads, it will harden into items that can be preserved. Read on to discover fun and easy crafts that can be made with Play-Doh, and save your kid’s sculpted works of art indefinitely. It can be used to create gifts, decorations and much, much more.
Make These Fun and Easy Refrigerator Magnets with Play-Doh
Not everyone is a sculptor, but absolutely anyone can make eye-catching and impressive magnets for the refrigerator using Play-Doh. Press various colors into shaped candy molds in subjects of your choice, and carefully pull them out to dry. Place them in a warm location for two to four days or until they have dried completely. Protect the crafts with a mixture of white clear-drying glue and water. Thin the glue just a little, and brush it on thinly. Allow the glue to dry to the touch. Attach magnets to the backs of the shapes, and enjoy decorating the refrigerator or a filing cabinet. If desired, add plastic eyes used for crafts, tiny faux gems, little straw flowers or other interesting embellishments. No one will guess that these impressive little crafts were made using Play-Doh.
Use Play-Doh to Make Colorful and Unique Earrings
Play-Doh can also be used to create one-of-a-kind pierced earrings. Simply form the Play-Doh into desired shapes, and allow it to dry completely. Create balls, squares, roses or something else altogether. Once the Play-Doh dries, coat it with clear acrylic glaze. Allow the glaze or glue to dry completely. Once it is dry, attach posts to the Play-Doh designs using strong adhesive. When carefully designed, Play-Doh earrings can be cute, funny or absolutely gorgeous. They are crafts that can be given as gifts, sold at festivals or kept for personal use.
Make Beads for Bracelets, Necklaces and More
Beads of all different types can be used to make bracelets, necklaces and other wearable crafts. Play-Doh can be used to create beautiful beads. Combine more than one color, but do not blend it completely for a marbled look. Create balls, squares and other shapes. Use a toothpick to make holes in each one, and allow the beads to dry completely before handling. This can take two to four days, depending upon the temperature and moisture level in the room. Coat the finished beads with clear acrylic glaze, and let the coating dry completely according to label instructions. Once the coating is dry, string the Play-Doh beads onto stretchy cord. Secure the knots with drops of super glue for extra security. Play-Doh jewelry can be just as stylish as polymer clay items, and it is just as much fun.