What product would be best to use for attaching it to my face? I do not want it to be ruined, as I worked really hard on it and it took me about 2 days to complete.

The clay is by Crayola and is somewhat soft (?) when dried.

  • I think your answer will depend on the size/shape of the prosthetic and where you plan to attach it. A picture would help, too. Attaching to an ear is different than attaching to a check, or a full mask, etc. You can edit your question to include additional details.
    – user24
    Oct 8, 2018 at 16:42
  • Crayola says it takes several days to dry. That may be why it is still soft.
    – rebusB
    Sep 5, 2023 at 16:53

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Spirit gum is the classic adhesive for makeup work. This time of year you can get it wherever Halloween costumes are sold. The rest of the time, amazon probably carries it.

As for improving your creation's durability, I would suggest painting it with several layers of skin-friendly non-oil-based makeup paint. Allow this paint to thoroughly dry before attempting to glue it on.


That material is not likely to survive very long. Normally you would make the piece out of latex or silicone, because those materials are resilient. However, I can recommend that you use rubber cement. It is generally (unless you are allergic, which you can test by putting a small dab on your skin, if it itches or get red, wash it off immediately with warm soapy water). Assuming you are not allergic, now try to attach another sample as a test to your face. Figure out how much glue and how strong the clay is. Do this by applying the cement to the back of the clay and immediately attach it to your face.

If it works, then do it with the final piece. Good luck


My first choice would be spirit gum. Spirit Gum is an industry standard adhesive, and you can easily find it online. I personally recommend the brand Ben Nye. They are a credible company that a lot of celebrity makeup artists use.

However, if you are unable to obtain spirit gum you can use eyelash glue. Eyelash glue is typically use for adhering fake eyelashes to make them appear bigger and darker. This you can also easily find online. Eye lash glue is relatively safer for the eye area and more accessible. That being said, always do a small patch test on your hand prior to your application to ensure you don't get an allergic reaction.

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    Hi Katherine, welcome to Arts & Crafts! Please read the existing answers before you write your own: Spirit gum was already mentioned. And if you add a link, make sure to disclose your affiliation, and that it is of additional value to the answer, because I don't see why you would link to a specific site or retailer (or even just name them—people can look for themselves). I'll remove both links.
    – Joachim
    Sep 13, 2023 at 15:57
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    And what does it mean for a company to be "credible"? If you personally recommend something, please back it up with experience.
    – Joachim
    Sep 13, 2023 at 16:00

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