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Crepe Paper Clay
What You Need:
  • One-cup crepe paper (torn into tiny pieces)
  • One-cup warm water
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup wheat flour (not self rising)
What You Do:
  • Place tiny pieces of crepe paper into a bowl and pour the warm water over it. Let this sit for several hours until soft and pliable. Pour off the excess water and add 1/2 cup of flour and stir until mixed thoroughly. Pour out onto a floured surface and knead. This clay will adhere to glass and it can also be used to sculpt over wire.
Bread Clay
What You Need:
  • Six slices white bread
  • Six tablespoons white glue
  • One-Half teaspoon detergent
  • Food coloring
What You Do:
  • Remove crusts from bread and knead with glue. Add detergent and continue kneading until substance is no longer sticky. Add food coloring for color. Let your children create something with the clay and then brush with a mixture of glue and water (about half and half). Allow creation to dry overnight. You can know paint the creations.
Apple Cinnamon Clay
What You Need:
  • One part cinnamon
  • One part applesauce
What You Do:
  • Stir together cinnamon and applesauce with a spoon until the dough becomes stiff, then use your hands to create a ball of dough. Place the ball of dough on a sheet of waxed paper; and make creations. Let dry for a day or two (until completely hard) and then decorate
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.
Rose Petal Clay
What You Need:
  • 1/3 cup nonself rising wheat flour
  • One tablespoon salt
  • Two tablespoons water
  • Three cups of rose petals
What You Do:
  • Mix flour, salt, and water to make a stiff dough. Cut rose petals into tiny pieces and then crush by rolling them between your palms. Knead enough petals to the dough without making it crumbly.
Mock Marble
What You Need:
  • Two teaspoons white glue
  • 1/2-cup water
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Tempera paint
What You Do:
  • Mix glue and water. Stir in enough plaster of Paris until the mixture looks like thick frosting. Pour the mixture into a shallow bowl. Pour a thick layer of tempera paint on top of the mixture. Fold in the color to make marble streaks (do not mix, fold) Gently, Pour the mixture into a mold.