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Model Magic® with Tools

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Household Tools
There are many household or kitchen tools that you can use with Model Magic®. Be sure to check with an adult first to make sure the tools are safe.

Fork PressFork or Comb
Use a fork or comb to create interesting textures on your creations.



Bubble EyesMarker Caps and Straws
Press a marker cap or straw into moist Model Magic® to create "bubble-like" effects for eyes or bumps. You can use a straw to poke a hole all the way through the Model Magic®. Once it is dry, string ribbon or yarn through the hole to hang.

Magic Marker FlattenRolling Pin or Marker
Flatten Model Magic® by rolling a rolling pin or marker over it. Repeat back and forth until the Model Magic is flattened to the thickness you want.

Stencils or Cookie CuttersCrayola® Stencils or Cookie Cutters
Use Crayola® stencils or cookie cutters to create consistent shapes.


Scissors cuttingScissors
Use scissors to cut either moist or partially dry Model Magic® into shapes or to add a decorative fringe effect. It is recommended that you cut Model Magic before it completely dried.

Paper Towel RollPaper Towel Rolls
Wrap Model Magic around cardboard tubes or balls of crumpled newspaper to build large shapes.

Detailing
Use different items or textures to add decorative details to your artwork.

GemstonesGemstones
Decorate Model Magic with faux gemstones for a sparkly jeweled look. Glue the gems onto dry Model Magic® or press gems into moist Model Magic®.

ButtonsButtons
Press buttons into moist Model Magic® or glue them on after the Model Magic is dry.



FeathersFeathers
Attach feathers by pressing them into Model Magic® or gluing to the artwork for furry animals and feathery birds.



Paper clips for hangingPaper Clips
Slide paper clips into moist Model Magic® so that only the top part is showing. Allow to dry then string ribbon or yarn through the whole to hang.