How to keep the dough for sculpting


How to keep the dough for sculpting

We usually bought a regular plasticine for sculpting, but for now i’m doing my own dough for sculpting, it’s much profitably because cheaper. Moreover, your own dough will be more elastic and definitely safer than plasticine. You won’t spend a lot of time to knead the dough, it takes only about 20 minutes of your time to make. You can make as much as you want and then just store it in the refrigerator.

You´ll need

  • Plastic bag
  • Any container with a tight lid.


  • How to keep the dough for sculpting

    If you are going to keep the dough that has been used after doing crafts than you need to separate the dough into a different colors. Place each color in a pile.

  • How to keep the dough for sculpting

    Give your dough a squeeze and form it into a single lump when you keep it away.

  • How to keep the dough for sculpting

    Place your dough ball in a regular plastic bag and tie this tightly.

  • How to keep the dough for sculpting

    You may also keep the dough in a plastic or metal container with a tight lid.

  • Before using, remove the dough from the refrigerator for 8 to 10 minutes before you do your crafts. During this time room temperature will slowly soften the clay. But if you don’t have much time, you can break off the ball and vigorously knead it in your hands for 1 to 2 minutes.You may store dough for sculpting in the refrigerator for up to 4-6 weeks.


  • Dough can be used, molded and placed back into the storage multiple times.
  • Dough of different colors should be stored in different containers.

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  1. I realized that this is an excellent project for kids in kindergarten. Nonetheless, I did notice some mold forming on the dough. Therefore, you need to make sure that the dough is mold free before giving it to your child. Plus, you need to instruct your kids on how to properly clean their hands as residues tend to remain in their hands.

  2. Todor 10 February 2013 :

    While helping my 4 year old son with his art project, I realized that colored dough is excellent when it comes to creating art and science projects for elementary as well as kindergarten schools.

  3. CR 09 March 2013 :

    Since my kids are allergic to some of the compounds used in dyes, I usually make a point of supervising them while creating their art projects using colored dough.

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