Clay Crafts


Crazy Putty Dough
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Magically lift comic strip characters off the newspaper with crazy putty dough.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Magically lift comic strip characters off the newspaper with crazy putty dough.
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With this crazy putty dough, you can make all sorts of silly shapes or appear to lift pictures off the funny pages.

What You'll Need:

  • 1/3 cup liquid starch
  • Baking sheet
  • 1 cup craft glue
  • Craft stick or small spoon
  • Newspaper comics
  • Drawing paper

How to Make Crazy Putty Dough:

Step 1: Pour liquid starch on a baking sheet. Using a craft stick, slowly stir in craft glue. After it starts to clump, let the mixture set for five minutes.

Step 2: Dab a small amount of starch on your fingers and knead the mixture. Now you can pull it, roll it, and stretch it -- just like putty.

Step 3: As you experiment with your homemade putty, use the baking sheet as your work surface. (Be careful not to get it on the carpet or furniture.) Use the putty to make prints of your favorite comics. Press it on the comic strip, peel it back, and then press the putty on a piece of paper.

Step 4: When you're finished playing with the putty, store it in a small airtight plastic container.

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