This homemade baking soda or clay dough for children is very easy to prepare. It is ready with elements that we find in the kitchen. There are only three ingredients. One of them is water. In addition, it is an outdoor drying clay. In this article, we read about How to make clay?
This modeling clay is one of the homemade craft supplies that we will keep on our favorites list. And it is ideal for children to make small objects such as small plates, bowls, paper treads, Christmas decorations, and hanging decorations for any time of the year.
See how we made our moldable clay:
Homemade baking soda clay recipe:
- 2 cups (two parts) Baking Soda
- 1 cup (1 part) cornstarch (cornstarch)
- 1 1/4 (1 1/4 part) cup water
- Liquid food coloring (optional)
- Non-stick pot
- Wooden spoon
- Container or container with a lid or damp cloth
Homemade clay for children
How to make homemade clay for children:
Add all the ingredients to the non-stick pot and mix well
Bring to the stove and combine continuously over low heat. About 8 to 10 minutes
Remove from heat when it peels off easily and looks like mashed potatoes
Let cool in the covered container or with a damp cloth. This way, you prevent the clay from drying out.
When it is warm, knead very well until you obtain a smooth dough.
You can use your homemade clays the same day or store them in the fridge in tightly closed jars or a resealable plastic bag.
For multi-colored clay, divide the dough into the number of colors you want and add a few drops of food coloring. Knead very well, and that’s it.
I recommend using gloves to do this part since the food coloring could stain.
You already have the dough ready for your children to carry out their craft projects. Once the objects are finished, you should let them dry for several hours or even several days. The time to dry will depend on the size and thickness of the object and even the weather.
Tips for working with homemade clay for children:
When you let the objects dry after a few hours, turn them over, so they dry well on both sides
To protect the things, once they are dry, apply two coats of a transparent sealer varnish
As the clays dry, it shrinks a bit. If the designed piece breaks, it is repaired with a bit of clay with water. With the contact of water, it becomes a kind of paste, spread it where necessary, and let it dry.
When they finish using the clay, put it away to prevent it from drying out.
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