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Craft Clay
What You Need:
  • One cup cornstarch
  • One One-Fourth cups cold water
  • Two cups baking soda
  • Food coloring
What You Do:
  • Mix all ingredients over medium heat for four to five minutes until the mixture is thick (like mashed potatoes). Remove from heat, empty container and cover with a damp cloth until cool. Knead like dough until you get a nice clay look and feel. Store in airtight container.
Sand Clay
What You Need:
  • One cup clean sand
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. alum (find in spice section of your grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup water
What You Do:
  • Pour the sand into an old cooking pot. Add cornstarch, water and alum. Stir. Place on stove and cook at medium heat. Stir constantly. As it gets warm it begins to liquefy. In about 25 minutes it will get thicker as it stiffens and clumps like stiff cookie dough, remove from the heat and keep stirring for a few more seconds as it cools down. Spread it on a cutting board and let it cool further. When comfortable to touch begin creating.
Cookie Clay
What You Need:
  • Two cups salt
  • Two/Three cups water
  • One cup cornstarch
  • One-Half cup cold water
What You Do:
  • Mix salt and water in a pan until boiling. Add cornstarch and cold water. Keep heating until it gets thick. Roll out dough on a board covered with cornstarch. Store in airtight container.
Modeling Clay
What You Need:
  • Two cups salt
  • 2/3-cup water
  • One-cup cornstarch
  • One-Half cup water (cold)
What You Do:
  • Stir salt and water over heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cornstarch and cold water. Mix until smooth, return to heat and cook until thick. Cool before using. Store in air tigh containers
Sawdust Clay
What You Need:
  • One-cup fine sawdust
  • Food coloring
  • One-cup paste
What You Do:
  • Mix sawdust and paste to a thick dough like consistency. Knead until thoroughly mixed. Add more paste if necessary. Can dry creations over night in air, or in a 200 degree oven for 1 to 2 hours.
Baker's Clay
What You Need:
  • Four cups flour
  • One-cup salt
  • One teaspoon powdered alum
  • One One-Half cups water
  • Food coloring
What You Do:
  • Mix all ingredients in bowl. Let your children make what they want (adding food coloring. Finally, bake at 250 on an un-greased cookie sheet for Thirty minutes. Turn the items over and bake another 1 1/2 hours. Remove and let cool. When done, your children can paint them!
Coffee Clay
What You Need:
  • Four cups flour
  • One cup salt
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
What You Do:
Dissolve the coffee in the water. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and the salt. Make a hole in this and add 1 cup of the coffee water into it. Mix until smooth. Add more coffee water if needed. Form into creations and bake in 300 degree oven for 1 hour or until hard.