Your play dough creation can be kept for years if hardened properly. But most of the Doh brand cracks down when it hardens up. Well, that’s the unfortunate part of playing with the dough. Don’t worry; we won’t let your beautiful creation be wasted. We have got some tricks with which you can harden your creation without cracking it a bit. So, let’s see how to make playdough harden with some simple methods.

Things You Will Need

  1. Aluminum foil
  2. Baking Sheet
  3. Waterproof varnish
  4. Paintbrush

How to Make Playdough Harden?

Step 1

First of all, you will have to oven-dry your playdough. So, set the temperature of your oven to 200 F and let it preheat. Once it becomes preheated, cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 2

Now, set take your play dough and set it carefully in the middle of the sheet. After that, place the baking sheet inside your preheated oven.

Step 3

Let the playdough bake for 10 to 15 minutes. This will pull out the moisture from your dough and make it harder.

Step 4

When the time is up, turn your oven off. Make sure not to open the door or remove the baking sheet from the oven. Even if it seems to be done, keep it inside of the oven overnight.

Step 5

Now, remove the figure from the oven.

Step 6

Put a paintbrush into varnish and then drip off the excess varnish from the paintbrush.

Step 7

Now, use the brush and apply a light coat of varnish over your playdough. Make sure to apply the varnish on all areas of your playdough. This will help to protect your sculpture.

Step 8

Once you complete applying varnish, let it air dry for some hours.

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