I always love testing and playing with what my craft products and pushing to see what they can do. I was excited to find out you can actually make a hardened dough tinted with crayons for ornaments, beads, and more using Aleene's Original Tacky Glue, crayons, and some cornstarch! This dough is perfect for making fun and durable shapes to sculpt into decorative designs or even make as initial gift tags for packages. It's just as much fun to play with as an adult as it is for a kid!
(1) 8 oz. Bottle Tacky Glue
1/2 cup cornstarch, and more to add as necessary
4-6 crayons in the same color family
Wooden or heat resistant spoon you don't intend to cook with
An old pan (you can pick up one for a dollar at the thrift store)
My favorite part of this project is that the dough actually puffs up after you bake it! I like to call this the "Puffify effect". Create a puffy effect by baking your dough shapes in the oven at 200F on a foil lined pan for
1.5 hours. I plan on making some and screwing a small eye ring into the top to make ornaments for the holidays and charms for necklaces.
July 18, 2016