As we have discussed before – I am not that crafty DIY person, but, I have people all around me that are VERY crafty and I love watching and learning from them!
So, the other day my sweet granddaughter came over and wanted to make homemade modeling clay so she could make some charms.
So, of course, the first thing I did was pull out my video camera so that y’all could learn from her as she made the clay! lol
How To Make Homemade Modeling Clay
I have never made clay or play dough, so this was fun for me, too!
I found this a great way to spend time with family with the added plus of no harmful chemicals.
Here’s all the ingredients you’ll need for the best homemade clay:
- Food Coloring
- 2 1/2 cups Flour (any flour will do like rice flour)
- 1 1/2 TBSP Cream Of Tartar
- 2 1/2 cups Salt
- 2 1/2 cups Water
- 5 TBSP Vegetable Oil
- Essential oils (optional)
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Video tutorial below
Tools You May Need
- Plastic wrap
- Parchment paper
- Cookies sheet
- Damp tea towel
- Rolling pin
- Silicone mat
Combine water, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring. Put it all in your saucepan and stir until well mixed.
Begin adding flour slowly. Add one cup at a time and stirring well as you go. It will begin getting thicker and harder to mix. Continue mixing.
After you have added all of the dough and it begins to get stiff and come away from the sides of the pan, turn it off and turn it out on wax paper to cool. Make sure to keep the dough in a dry place at room temperature.
Once it’s cool enough, you can start kneading it until it’s smooth.
Store in an airtight container, and It can be kept for months.
Yields 4 cups of clay.
You can make all sorts of projects and clay creations with this basic clay recipe to dry the clay bake at 250 degrees the time depends on how think the dough is.
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Crafts Projects You Can Make With Your Own Clay
Use cookie cutters (to make different shapes )
You can paint your creations with tempera paint or acrylic paint