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  1. Do they need to be baked or can they be air dried? I have no oven at my school. Thank you

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      We just let them air dry.

  2. Can I use store bought playdough
    And can I just let them air dry and skip baking?
    I have 48 students and just trying to save time.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I would think so! I haven’t tried it with store bought playdough, but I would guess that it would work the same way. That’s a lot of students!! 🙂

  3. We made these last night according to the directions and they are definitely not hard. Looks like we will be leaving them to air dry for a few days before painting. No hig deal, but give yourself a few days just in case you have to do the same!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I’m sorry they didn’t harden the right way! I’m glad it wasn’t a problem to let them air dry. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi there
    These looks great. When they have finished baking, are they completely hard? Or is the dough still a bit soft and pliable?

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Mine were not completely hard. I let them air-dry for a few days before they got hard. Hope that helps!

  5. We made these to give to grandma for Mother’s Day. All going well initially, flipped over as directed, but when I took out of oven, the base had all puffed up and when I turned over, the hand print had almost vanished and it’s only hard round the edges. I cooked at 200 Fahrenheit (although here in Aust I’m used to Celsius, but I converted it for my oven. Any ideas what’s gone wrong?
    Will have to try again and want to get if right next time.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this!! I am wondering if it is the playdough you are using? Or perhaps you could cook it for 20 minutes, then let it air dry instead of baking on the other side. I hope it turns out for you!! Once again, I am sorry it did not turn out for you.

  6. I love this idea! I was wondering if I can use this play dough recipie for the heart magnets and if I could paint the hearts like you painted the hands?
    I am going to have my almost 3 year old make the heart magnets for his Nana.

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Thanks!! Yes that would work great!

  7. Verity-Ann Cowan says:

    I absolutely love these! I’m going to make them for my daughter’s grandmothers 🙂 just a few questions, the heart jewels.. what are they made of? Are they ok in the oven? And what type of paint did you use?

    Thanks so much! 🙂

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Great!! The heart jewels were just flat gems or beads. I am not exactly sure what they are made of, since I no longer have them, but they were hard like a bead. So sorry! Yes, they are perfectly find in the oven. I used acrylic paint. I hope they turn out great for you!!

  8. Love these! Bake at what temperature?

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Thank you! I baked them at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Hope that helps!

    2. AllieWhoops says:

      200°. At least, that’s what it says on the page about making magnets with play dough.

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