Make your own clay for kids' crafts and your own projects. This page contains homemade clay recipes.
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Mix and add color as desired. Can be molded, dried, and painted with water colors.
By Robin from Washington, IA
For no-bake craft clay, mix 1 cup cornstarch, 1 1/4 cup cold water, 2 cups baking soda, and food coloring (optional). Combine cornstarch, water, and baking soda in a saucepan and stir over medium heat 3-4 minutes. The mixture should look like mashed potatoes. Add food coloring if desired. Remove from heat, turn onto a flat dish, cover with a towel, and let cool. When cool, knead like bread and store in an airtight container.
By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO
Make your own "polymer clay' that is self-hardening over night. Take 1 tablespoon of white glue, add a few drops of acrylic paint or India ink for color, if desired. Mix in a tablespoon of corn starch and 3-5 drops of vegetable or mineral oil. Mix well. If it is not thick enough to model, add more corn starch until it is of the right consistency. Add a few drops of water if it's too crumbly.
If you do not add a colorant, it dries to a lovely translucent white, which can be painted later or left as is.
To speed setting and to prevent drooping, blow dry your modeled object for a few seconds to set the surface. Store leftover clay in an airtight container.
By Penny from Morris, NY
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Here are questions related to Homemade Clay Recipes.
Anyone have a recipe for salt based play clay or porcelain cornstarch clay?
Granny Gnome from Oregon
Here are a few sites that might have what your looking for..
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Hope you can find what you need/want at one of them :0)
Maggie O in Bloomington, MN