HOMEMADE CLAY October 2011


Homemade modeling clay that hardens after drying. Three simple ingredients combine for virtually unlimited creative possibilities for kids of all ages. Play Clay™ is great for rainy days, birthday parties and class activities. Use it to make decorations, ornaments, jewelry, magnets, boxes, and more!


2 cups Baking Soda

1 cup corn starch

1-1/4 cups cold water (can add food coloring to color clay)


Stir together Baking Soda and Corn Starch in saucepan.

Add water (and food coloring if desired) and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches consistency of moist mashed potatoes (approximately 10-15 minutes).

Remove mixture to plate and cover with a damp cloth.

When Clay is cool to the touch, pat until smooth. Now you’re ready to make fun shapes! (Do not eat clay. Children should use only with adult supervision.) Once done playing, air dry clay shapes on a wire rack (eight hours to overnight). Or, pre-heat oven to lowest setting. Turn off, then place finished shapes on a cookie sheet in over for 10-15 minutes. Decorate with paint, marker, or glitter, or add your favorite objects (like buttons and shells) with a small amount of glue. Protect finished projects with clear nail polish or clear acrylic spray paint (follow manufacturer’s directions). Store any unused Clay in the refrigerator for up to one week (store in a tightly sealed plastic bag or container). Do not freeze.

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