DIY Homemade Clay
If you are looking to save on your weekly budget or simply love making your own DIY projects around the home, you will enjoy this quick go-to recipe for making your very own DIY Homemade Clay.
- Measuring cups
Cook the Clay
- Add baking soda, cornstarch, and water to a pot and stir together.
- Place the pot on a burner over low heat.
- Stir continuously until the mixture starts to pull away from the pot and it forms a "mashed potato" consistency.
- Pull the pot off the heat immediately when it reaches this thickness. Do not overcook!
- Put the clay into a bowl or spread it out on a baking sheet to cool.
- Let the clay reach room temperature before working with it.
- It will take at least half an hour to cool down
Use the Clay
- The texture of the clay should be very soft and moldable, but not sticky. If the clay sticks to surfaces, or your hands, dust the work area with cornstarch.
- You can roll out the clay or form it with your hands.
- Cookie cutters are a good tool for making shaped items, such as ornaments.
- Allow the clay to air dry for 3 to 5 days. Or bake it in the oven at 200F for 1 to 1.5 hours, flipping the piece halfway through
- Your air-dry clay recipe is complete!
If you're sculpting with the clay and it isn't sticking to itself well, wet the area with a bit of water - this will help it adhere. To store unused clay, wrap it in plastic wrap and place it inside a ziploc bag or airtight container.