DIY Homemade Clay

Published on 6 July 2022 at 17:26

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.

Materials:

Equipment:

  • Measuring cups
  • saucepan
  • Spoon

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!

Helpful Tip:

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.


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