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Cornstarch Clay Recipe

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Contributor:  
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Added: Monday, March 2, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups (500 ml or .5 liter) cornstarch
2 cups (500 ml or .5 liter) baking soda
11/4 cups (310 ml) cold water

Directions:
Directions:
In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and baking soda. Gradually add water until the mixture is smooth. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches a moist mashed-potato consistency.

Turn onto a plate, cover with a damp towel. Knead clay when cool enough to handle. Clay is now ready to shape into craft projects.

--children can add food coloring to make different colors.
--roll out the dough into 1cm thick (under 1/2 inch) and have children make hand prints.
--takes a long time to air dry or dry in a warm oven (200F) but it may brown a bit.
--clay may crack if items too thick or bulky

 

 

 

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