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Asked on Jul 15, 2018

Does Playdough dry out if used in crafts?

Ann Cherkas HalsteadDesertRoseEbbjdl


Going to make a quart size jar with birds sitting on a branch, with the branch stuck in Playdough and covered with fake grass. Will the Playdough dry hard and hold the branch or will it crack and let the branch fall?

5 answers
  • Dawn Marsh
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Yes, I don't know of a way to prevent it. But it holds its color. I used to make flowers and stuff into lapel pins. They never faded.
  • Ro
    on Jul 15, 2018

    it will not hold long term
  • Ebbjdl
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Hi Roe, It won't hold up for long, it will get hard, and maybe break off.

  • DesertRose
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Play dough will eventually crack and give way. You might want to use modeling clay made for just such projects as you mentioned, Tom. It comes in many colors too. I order mine online or get it at the craft department in local stores like Walmart.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Try air dry clay. You can color it with a drop of food color
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