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How to Make Homemade Clay

Making homemade clay can be done with just a few ingredients. Whether you're a preschool teacher, parent or just looking for a new art medium, homemade clay works ina variety of scenarios. Children enjoy the clay-making process as much as they enjoy making creations out of the clay later on.

Things You'll Need

  • Food Coloring
  • 2 Cups Cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 Cups Water
  • 4 Cups Baking Soda
  • Large Saucepan

Mix the cornstarch, baking soda and water with a wire whisk in a large saucepan.

Heat slowly over medium, stirring constantly until the mixture is thick and resembles mashed potatoes.

 

Place this mixture on a plate. Divide into four or more sections and let it cool.

 

Once cool, add a few drops of food color to each section and knead until the color is evenly distributed.

 

Place the clay in an airtight container until it is ready to use.

 

Tips

  • Once your children have made creations out of this homemade clay, place them in a sunny area to harden.

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