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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.



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

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