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DIY Playdough Mason Jars
Here is a quick and easy craft for you! I came across this DIY Playdough Mason Jars idea on Pinterest and tracked it back to Delineate Your Dwelling who credits Lolly Jane. I knew I had to make these for my youngest son. He is a play dough Jedi.
I recommend selecting jars that have solid lids. I chose the 2 piece lids by accident…pretty, but I think solid lids would have been more practical. You do not have to use mason jars, you could be old pasta sauce jars, jam jars or baby food jars. I used glass jars, but if you are concerned you could use plastic. I always supervise playdough time so glass jars worked just fine for us.
Just use your acrylic craft paint to cover the animals and lids.
I chose farm animals, but you could use Jungle animals, or cats, or dogs, or dinosaurs….you may be able to find these at your local Dollar Tree.
Others have recommended modpodge-ing (#wearegoingtomakethataverb) first, but I think the paint adheres better without the modpodge. It will take several coats of paint to achieve the color of choice. Once your jar lids and animals have dried, you can slap some modpodge on those bad boys. I used the GLOSS because I wanted my animals glossy.
Next, glue the animal to the jar lid. You can do this at the beginning. I chose to do it at the end. Not sure it matters….I have only had one animal jump off.
Once dry, just add your playdough. I painted my animals the colors I associate with that animal…like pink pig, red roaster….well as much as possible…I have never seen a green goat or a blue horse…then I coordinated my playdough with my jar lid/animal colors. You could get way more creative than I did.
You could TOTALLY use these as nick-nack jars too.
I am actually using playdough here. You could make your own.
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