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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 Ron from Cortez, CO
Mix and add color as desired. Can be molded, dried, and painted with water colors.
By Robin from Washington, IA
I've developed an algebraic system for creating a variety of colors for polymer and modeling clay. It's similar to the technique for mixing food coloring. What I do after conditioning the clay (I use the colors red, blue, yellow, black, and white) is form balls about 1 cm. in diameter for each color, making sure to put the unused balls in an air-tight container.
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Anyone have a recipe for salt based play clay or porcelain cornstarch clay?
Granny Gnome from Oregon
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
3/4 - 1 Cup Water
Mix together flour and salt. Add the oil and then slowly add the water and stir until you get a nice clay consistency.
Here are a few sites that might have what your looking for..
Hope you can find what you need/want at one of them :0)
Maggie O in Bloomington, MN
I am new here. I am looking for a good pottery clay recipe for making a bowl. My niece is engaged to be married and I want to make a plate/flat bowl for her. I saw one on Pinterest, it was used in the wedding for the ring barrer to carry the rings in. It had a doily pressed into it and the couples initials and some birds perched on the side.
The best home made clay recipe I have used is called "cold porcelain". There are a variety of recipes available online and you would be able to find one that suits what you have on hand. It air dries, can be painted and sealed and I have unpainted pieces that are over ten years old and are solid. The clay is smooth and light colored. Not for food but very nice for decorative.
I want a recipe for making polymer clay.
This is a great recipe to use:
This is a page about making homemade polymer clay. You can make an inexpensive version of polymer clay from everyday household ingredients.