Create Heart Garland Out of Crayola's Model Magic! - Great Kid Craft

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
3 Materials
1 Hour

Have you seen all these wooden garlands everyone's been stringing up all over their mantle, on their stair rail or in a million other stunning places? I absolutely loved the look and was on a mission to find heart shaped garland in honor of Valentines Day, (or even just the wooden beads would have sufficed) but I was disappointed when I came up empty. But not to fear dear friends because this little lady is not one to give up on her dreams! Especially when the dream is a simple one to tackle.

So I set of on a quest to make the garland since buying it wasn't an option. I considered using salt dough out of flour that you then bake, but that seemed messy. So I went to Target in search of something I could use. I considered play-doh but stumbled on this Model Magic from Crayola and decided to give it a shot. I hadn't worked with the material in the past and expected it to be play-dohesque.

It turns out its nothing like play-doh... its so so much better. The consistency is thick but mold-able, malleable but runny, hard but soft, firm but sticky. It was... perfect.The perfect craft project for a toddler because there was NO mess which most moms can attest is of the utmost importance.

The only other supplies were a cookie cutter, tooth picks and a string to put it all together. I molded each shape then used the toothpicks to create the hole. 24 hours later the material was dry and ready for stinging along. My mini me loved helping me make this project come to life even if her biggest contribution was squishing the hearts I had just cut out.

Once dry, I moved the toothpick around to make sure the hole was large enough to thread. I then used lanyard because I found it was straight enough to get through the holes.

Here was the end result! Exactly as I had envisioned!

You can paint the Model Magic while dry but I chose to leave it as is.

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