Playing with clay dough is a kind of staple of childhood pass times. Use this simple recipe which dries and hardens without baking to fill up a long rainy day.
Put cornstarch and baking soda into a large saucepan. Stir to mix it up.
Stir constantly while adding a little water at a time. It will be very smooth and thin to start.
When it thickens to the point where you can't stir it, it's done. Put the dough on a cookie sheet. Cover it with a damp towel so that it doesn't dry out.
After it cools down, knead the clay until it feels nice and smooth.
Sheila Wilkinson worked as an editor and writer for "The St. Mary Journal" and has published extensively on various websites. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies in the areas of psychology, sociology and English. Sheila owns an Internet bookstore.