Learn how to make homemade soap, lip balm, play dough and more with this fantastic collection of Crafty Uses For Your Crock-Pot! Let’s get crafting!
Are you feeling crafty? Then this collection of fun and creative crafty uses for your Crock-Pot is for you!
From homemade soaps to candles to crafts for the kids like play dough and crayons this list has some super fun crafts that you can make!
Tips For Using Your Crock-Pot For Crafts:
- Use an old unused slow cooker – Some of these crafts (like the soap) use some pretty toxic ingredients that you really don’t want to have residue left over when you use your slow cooker for food uses. So, if you are going to use a slow cooker for crafting either upgrade your slow cooker to a new programmable model and set your old slow cooker aside just for crafts. Or purchase a working used slow cooker at your local thrift store or garage sale. A used slow cooker shouldn’t cost you more than $10.00. Lastly, if you are a minimalist and don’t want to store 2 slow cookers (one for food and one for crafts) you can use a Crock-Pot Liner which you can throw away after you have gotten your craft on.
- Gather your supplies before you start – Just like when you are cooking a recipe, it is always a good idea to gather up all the supplies you need before you begin the craft. This simple action prevents you from discovering mid way through the project that you don’t have a crucial supply or ingredient needed.
- Protect your surfaces – Some of these Crock-Pot crafts can be pretty messy when you are dealing with melting wax or making soap. So lay down some newspaper or parchment paper on your countertops so that if you drip or spill clean up is easier! Remember…an ounces of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
- Get your kids involved – If you have children, crafting is a great way to bond and educate them. And let’s be honest it keeps them busy! So go ahead and get the kids involved in your crafting projects. When Crock-Pot crafting with kids remember that the Crock-Pot is hot and so are the ingredients in the pot. So make sure an adult or older teen is doing the part of the craft that has to do with moving or kneading hot wax or dough. But little kids can peel paper off crayons, measure out ingredients or supplies, dump or pour things into the slow cooker, stir, or add color.
What crafty ways have you used your Crock-Pot for? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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This post was originally published in December, 2011. We have polished it off and given it an update in October, 2020. We hope you enjoy!