Toss It in the Trash!

Toss It in the Trash! craft

Decorate a container you would otherwise just throw away—and help save the Earth as well as the mess on your desk.

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    Clean and dry a large plastic container. Choose one Crayola Model Magic® color for a base. Cover the outside of the container with a thin layer of compound. Model Magic modeling material sticks to itself and most surfaces.

  • 2.

    Roll balls and/or coils to press on top of the base. Coils the thickness of a pencil work well. You can even use thin coils to write your name or school name, for example. Cover the entire container with 3-D designs.

  • 3.

    Mix or marble two or more colors to cover any open spots. You can make them flat against the first layer or have them stick out! Create and press on a top border to match the sides. Model Magic dries to the touch overnight and dries completely in 2 to 3 days.

  • 4.

    Enjoy the convenience of a mini-trash can right at your fingertips! Or use it to collect paper for recycling and be doubly planet friendly!