Crafty Uses for Slow Cookers or Crock Pots. You’ve probably always considered the slow cooker a convenient kitchen gadget that you can use to prepare all kinds of meals.
What you might not have known is that you can use the slow cooker for crafts, too. While you can use the one that you have for food, it’s a good idea to invest in a separate slow cooker or use a crock pot liner to use for crafting.
You can buy a new one for making recipes and use the old one for crafting! If you’re interested in learning more about the different ways to use your slow cooker to make non-food items, you’re in the right spot.
Prepare Body Lotion at Home with Simple Ingredients
Did you know that you can prepare the perfect body lotion at home using your slow cooker and a few simple ingredients? If you’re tired of spending money on cream to keep your skin hydrated, learn how to make it at home for a fraction of the cost.
Not only will you save money in the long run, but you’ll get to create custom lotions to treat different issues, such as dry skin and eczema.
What You’ll Need to Make the Lotion
It’s easy to make lotion from scratch when you have a slow cooker available to use. You’ll need to gather the soap-making ingredients, such as cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut oil or almond oil, and assorted essential oils.
You can combine these ingredients into the slow cooker, allow them to melt perfectly together on the lowest setting, and then pour the contents of the slow cooker into plastic or glass containers with lids.
Different Types of Lotion Varieties
You can experiment with different ingredients to create tons of lotion varieties. However, you may want to use other essential oils for their properties and calming aromas, such as lavender, orange, and even peppermint essential oils. You can switch up the carrier oils and even use shea butter instead of cocoa butter. Experiment with different ingredients to create the perfect concoction that you’ll apply to your skin to keep it hydrated and smooth.
Create Craft Dough for the Kids to Play With
Did you know that you can make craft dough for your children to play with using a few ingredients in the slow cooker? If you constantly feel like you’re spending money on craft dough because the children continuously use it to create shapes and molds of different things, you’re better off making it from scratch. It’s easy, inexpensive, and fun to create craft dough at home.
What to Use to Create the Perfect Craft Dough
It’s not going to take many ingredients to prepare the craft dough from scratch. You’ll combine flour with oil, cream of tartar, salt, water, and food coloring in the slow cooker. You set the temperature to high and mix the ingredients every few minutes. You’ll need to do this for approximately 45 minutes. Once the time passes, you can remove the dough from the slow cooker, allow it to cool, and let your children play with it.
Create Custom Dough in Less Than an Hour
It’s fun to create this custom dough in less than an hour. You can use different colors to create one unique shade. You might also want to add a few items to the dough after preparing it in the slow cooker, such as beads and glitter. Of course, it all depends on what you have available and what your children would prefer. Make it fun for them! You can even get them to help you add ingredients to the slow cooker.
Make Scented Candles to Keep and Hand Out
Do you love candles? If you enjoy lighting them to smell that therapeutic aroma that comes from them and leaves you feeling relaxed, learn how to make them yourself! Having an addiction to candles can quickly cost a fortune, but you’ll save big time when you’re making them at home with minimal ingredients in the slow cooker.
The Essential Ingredients to Use When Making Candles
When you’re making candles at home, you’re going to need a few essential ingredients, such as soy wax, food coloring, and essential oils. You’ll use food coloring to give your candles unique colors. However, you’ll use the essential oil to provide them with the perfect scent. You can combine different essential oils, such as lavender and rosemary to create the most relaxing scents possible.
How to Make Scented Candles in a Slow Cooker
When making the scented candles in the slow cooker, you’re not pouring the ingredients directly into the appliance. Instead, you’re adding the elements to mason jars and then placing those jars into the slow cooker while surrounding them with boiling water. Allow the jars to get hot to get the wax to melt and take the shape of the glass. It’s a step-by-step process, but it’s fun to make candles at home instead of paying a lot of money for them.
Create Soap to Use and Sell
Not only can you make lotion for your body in the slow cooker, but you can also create a soap that you can use and even sell to make a profit. If you’re tired of spending money on soap and you’d rather come up with custom creations, use your slow cooker to do so.
Ingredients Needed to Make Soap
If you’re going to make soap, you’ll need a few essential ingredients, such as lye, mango butter, olive oil, and essential oils. You can always swap out components when you want. For example, you can use avocado oil instead of olive oil. You’ll add these ingredients to your slow cooker and allow them to blend perfectly before pouring the concoction into soap molds and allowing them to harden.
Once they’re ready, you can start using them while bathing. You might even want to create a soap business where you’re selling custom soap to clients!
Crafty Uses for Slow Cookers
If you’re looking for ways to get crafting with an old slow cooker, these are some great options. You can have a good time while making useful products.
More Crafts for Crock Pots
- How to Make Beeswax Paper at Home
- How to Make Crock Pot Crayons (great way to use broken crayons)
- Dye Yarn with Kool Aid in the Crock Pot
- How to Infuse Oils with a Crock-Pot
Which slow cooker craft do you think you’ll try first? Let me know in the comments.