Mini Make: Play Doh

So my best friend Emma sent me a little dolly sized packet of Plasticine/modelling clay at Christmas and I just knew I had to make some Play Doh pots to put it in for the dolls πŸ˜‰ I finally made them a week or so ago and so I thought I’d show you how I did it as I am pretty pleased with how they turned out πŸ™‚

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Firstly, you’ll need some little plastic storage pots. I got the ones I used in the craft section at a shop we have here in the UK called “The Range”. They came in a pack of about 8 I think. Next you’ll need some sticky labels you can use to print labels off the computer. The labels I used were 38.1 x 21.2 mm made by Avery (model no. J8651 -25). You’ll also need some coloured round dot stickers, and of course, some modelling clay or plasticine (or anything similar, e.g. small amounts of actual Play Doh, or Fimo etc.)

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I used this tutorial to make my labels in Microsoft Word using a picture of the Play Doh logo I got off the internet. My label sheet was lined up wonky in the printer tray so the ones you can see on the sheet in the photo aren’t printed on the labels properly but that was my fault for not lining the sheet up correctly. The first three that I used on my pots came out perfectly; and these size labels are almost the perfect fit for the little plastic pots I used. I only had to trim them very slightly to fit on. So, once you’ve printed the labels, just stick them onto the pots πŸ™‚ If you want the whole pot covered you could use two labels perhaps but I just went for one as it looked fine enough.Β Finally, use the colored dot stickers on the lids of the pots to correspond with the colour of the “Play Doh” inside πŸ™‚

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I will share some photos of some of my gang playing with their new Play Doh pots in the next post.

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