Model Magic Snail Video
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I’m happy to share my very first “How To” video, which is one of my favorite Model Magic projects for kinders. It tied in to their science studies last spring, showed them … Read More

Model Magic Burger
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Make a pretty realistic looking burger with all the ready made Model Magic colors that are currently available. Your super stacked burger with cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and whatever else you can … Read More

Model Magic Snail
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This Model Magic Snail was inspired by a cake decoration found over on Pinterest. I love the simple little creations found there, which are perfect for kids to imitate with Model Magic … Read More

Model Magic Dinosaur
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This Model Magic dinosaur was made by a talented 2nd grader named Daniel T. I had to use a scissors to make all the little triangles on my sample, but Daniel had … Read More

Common Core Snake Project
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This Common Core snake project uses two different kinds of patterns. One is for the colors (black, yellow, black, red, or A, B, A, C) and one for the width (thin, wide, … Read More

Make a Penguin
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If your students are studying penguins, consider adding this Model Magic project. There’s also now available a very creative penguin-themed art book to go with it, “Penguins Love Colors” by Sarah Aspinall. … Read More

Miniature Snowman
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Here’s a Miniature Snowman project that I did after school with a matchbox class awhile back. There’s just something irresistible about miniature art. I think the parents were just as charmed with … Read More

Model Magic Gingerbread Cookies
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These Model Magic Gingerbread Cookies are so easy to make, thanks to the perfect gingerbread Model Magic color, also known as “Terra Cotta”. If you have cookie cutters to use, that would … Read More

Cake Sculpture, Miniature Style
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Here’s an easy way to make a very yummy looking cake sculpture, thanks to all the great food-looking colors that Model Magic comes in. Their natural set makes a perfect chocolate and … Read More

Model Magic Worms
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I’m going to try these little worms tomorrow in my last Model Magic class for the year. I have so many pre-K and kinders that I’m trying to keep the projects simple, … Read More

Model Magic Very Berry Pies
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My art room turned into a bakery this afternoon with these little Model Magic pies. MATERIALS • 8 oz. or so clear plastic cup • Scissors • Model Magic, assorted colors • … Read More

Big Head Model Magic People
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Today’s Model Magic students made little people again, but this time with extra large heads. I’m loving how this material works like a charm for all grade levels, as I have Pre-K … Read More

Miniature Cakes with Model Magic
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So it turns out can make really cute miniature cakes with Model Magic because it comes in just the right cake and frosting colors. This may be one of my favorite Model … Read More

Model Magic Hungry Caterpillar
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Turns out you can make a pretty close imitation of Eric Carle’s famous “Hungry Caterpillar” with just a little bit of blue, yellow and red Model Magic. Students mixed the blue and … Read More

Snowman Snow Globe
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Here’s a very kid-friendly way to make a snowman snow globe. All you need is a plastic cup with attached lid, and some Model Magic. Form a snowman, add a colorful hat … Read More

Penguin Art Show
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OK, get ready for a little penguin art show. My students (grade K to 4) once again astounded me with what they can create with Model Magic. They just need a starting … Read More

Model Magic Penguin
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If your students are studying penguins, this Model Magic project is a perfect addition. And now there’s a very creative penguin-themed art book to go with it, “Penguins Love Colors” by Sarah … Read More

Model Magic Olaf
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To start off my afterschool Model Magic class, a nod to the movie “Frozen” and the very popular Olaf character. He’s just too easy to make from a little white playdough, sticks, … Read More

Mini Fish Sculpture
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Here’s an idea for a mini play dough sculpture. I punched a hole in a wood craft board, inserted a mini dowel with a little glue, and placed my sequined play dough … Read More

Matchbox Art Template
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Finally, my promised Matchbook Art Template and instructions. I tried this on several different papers and ended up liking a heavy 110 lb. card stock the best. Here’s how I dealt with … Read More

Snowman Matchbox
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Here’s one of my recent favorites, a Snowman Matchbox project that I think I enjoyed watching as much as the students did making. I’m so happy I stumbled across this type of … Read More

Another Model Magic Mask
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As a follow up to Sara’s Mask, here’s an example of what some older students could do. More flowers, petals, outlining of shapes, etc. I couldn’t believe that I actually had time … Read More

Sara’s Mask
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Here’s an idea for an Art Party type project – applying Model Magic to a paper mache mask. This one was was made yesterday by Sara, who is just going into the … Read More

Model Magic Roses
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A third grader blew me away today with her skill in making this Model Magic roses. I had simply shown students how to simply make and wrap rose petals, but she ran … Read More

Model Magic Coral Snake
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This Model Magic snake project uses two different kinds of patterns. One is for the colors (black, yellow, black, red, or A, B, A, C) and one for the width (thin, wide, … Read More

Model Magic Flower
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My afterschool play dough class made some delicate flowers today, ones that stood in their own little plastic cups. All the supplies came from a food supply store and Michaels. 1. The … Read More

Model Magic Cupcakes
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Some days just end up being rewarding, and this was one of those. I had only hoped for lots of decorative sprinkles on student’s cupcakes, but they did so much more than … Read More

Model Magic Mother’s Day Flowers
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A third grader blew me away today with her skill in making this Model Magic roses. I had simply shown students how to simply make and wrap rose petals, but she ran … Read More

Model Magic Clown Fish
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Here’s what my class made in my play dough class today – a clown fish. Model Magic sells single packs of orange and white, so you don’t have to buy a lot … Read More

Model Magic Chameleon
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I started a new afterschool play dough class today, and after being shocked that twice as many kids came than I was expecting, I was thrilled to see how creative everyone got. … Read More