Homemade modeling clay

How to make clay
How to make clay Photo: www.pagingfunmums.com

This clay recipe is so simple to make and it is perfect for creating just about anything.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornflour or cornstarch
  • 2 cups bicarb Soda
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • (Food colouring if you desire)

Method

Place the flour, bicarb and water into a medium saucepan and mix well with a whisk until it resembles runny cream (add food colour at this point if you want a coloured clay).

Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and continually stir with a large spoon (making sure you are scraping along the corners of the pan).

The mixture will start to bubble then it will quickly turn into a thick mashed potato consistency (see image).

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Turn this onto a sheet of baking paper and cover with a damp tea towel to cool.

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Once cooled you can knead and play with your dough.

*I store any leftover dough for one month by wrapping it in a damp tea towel, sealing it inside a ziplock bag and refrigerating it.

When your creations are finished you can place them in a warm oven for one hour to fully dry. **I recommend you place them on a wire rack to help the underside dry evenly.

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