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Making Homemade Polymer Clay

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.

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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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November 17, 2010

How do you make polymer clay?

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January 3, 20110 found this helpful

Here's a good recipe: theartfulcrafter.com/craft-ideas-nine.html

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December 27, 20120 found this helpful

You cannot make polymer clay you can just made cold porcelain or airdry clay if you are in the Philippines. You can't buy polymer clay because I was there before, but you can buy air dry clay from national books store "art attack". That's what I was using when I was there.

Polymer clay and cold porcelain are not the same. Cold porcelain is air dry polymer clay you need to bake it to became hard you can buy stuff for polymer clay and air dry clay tools from Daiso or Saizen in St Francis there is daiso, but I go to Saizen is located in Robinson Galeria. You can buy polymer clay there and tools too.

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March 11, 20170 found this helpful

You can make real polymer clay which is a plastisol and requires baking to use much like Sculpy and other brands. In my easy process it is made with plastisol inks and is a lot of fun. The post is on my free and open source website. Enjoy and comment and always share ideas!
www.observationsblog.com/sciencetechnologyexperiments

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February 10, 20190 found this helpful

you can make cold porcelain clay here in the states also, i have made it

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July 2, 2018

What would cause homemade polymer clay that has air dried to crumble when putting a bracelet?


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I read the recipe for making my own polymer clay and I'm excited to try it. However, when I mix the cornstarch and glue, will I be free to work and condition it?

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