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Emoji Keychain

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Need a way to spice up your backpacks for school? Try adding some fun and creativity to your backpack with an emoji keychain! ;) Show off your favorite emoji, make-up your own emoji, or make multiple emojis to show your mood each day. Either way, this activity is a great way to get crafty and really personalize your backpack for school!


  • Yellow or White Model Magic

  • Paint (white, red, blue, black)

  • Paint brushes

  • Paper clips

  • String

  • Scissors

Activity Steps:

Step 1: To start our activity, we first need to gather all of the supplies that we will need and find a clean open workplace!

Step 2: Next, grab your package of yellow or white Model Magic and tear off a medium sized amount of the Model Magic (about the size of your palm).

Step 3: Now we are going to start rolling the Model Magic in our hands to create a round ball! Use the palms of your hands to roll the Model Magic in a circular motion to help create a smooth and round ball. You should be left with a ball about the size of a golf ball!

Step 4: Before we let our ball of Model Magic dry, we need to place our paper clip into the ball. Do this by gently pushing the one end of the paper clip into the ball, leaving the top of the other side of the paper clip out!

*Tip: If your ball gets messed up from this step, try rolling it in your palms a couple more times to shape it back to a ball!

Step 5: Since Model Magic has an air drying dough, we need to let it sit for about a day for it to harden. While it is drying, think about which emoji you want to paint! Check out this list of emojis below for some ideas!

Step 6: When your ball is completely dry and you have decided which emoji you would like to paint, go ahead and grab your paint and paint brush!

Step 7: For this step, take your time and paint your yellow ball with the emoji face you chose. Or if your ball is white, paint it yellow and then add your face! Once you are happy with your emoji face, let it sit and dry for about 20 minutes or so.

Step 8: Finally, cut a small piece of string and loop it through the open end of the paper clip. Tie the other ends of the string onto the zipper handle of your backpack!

Now your backpack is all spiced up and ready for school! Show off your emoji backpack keychain, or take some time to make more for friends and family! These emoji backpack keychains are also great for showing off your mood for the day (happy, sad, tired, excited)!

~Made by Mollie L.

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