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Playdough Jewelry

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Here's a Playdough project that can produce pretty bracelets and necklaces.


  • Playdough
  • Toothpick or large, blunt needle
  • Clear gloss enamel or nail polish
  • String


  1. Have your child roll small pieces of playdough into balls to make beads.
  2. Pierce each bead with a toothpick or large blunt needle and allow to dry for several days.
  3. Check holes after a day to see if they need repunching.
  4. When dry, coat with clear gloss enamel or nail polish to bring out the color.
  5. Thread beads onto a string and knot the ends together to create a necklace or bracelet.