Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Play Clay

Here’s a fun and different twist on traditional playdough. This clay has an interesting consistency, almost like stretchy plastic. And like all really great kids craft recipes, it is safe for little ones as it is entirely edible (but tastes awful!). To add this recipe to your joyful mommy repertoire, you will need…
1 cup corn starch
2 cups baking soda
1 ½ cups cold water
Few drops food colouring
Combine ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Transfer clay into dish, cover with a damp cloth and allow to cool. When mixture has cooled, knead until it becomes stretchable. Then have fun creating and exploring together with your child!
Helpful Hints:
·    Play clay dries out quickly, so store clay that you are not using in an airtight container with a lid.
·    Use a little bit of water to join pieces of clay together.
·    Play clay is sticky! Wax paper taped securely to the table surface makes clay a little easier to work with.
Happy clay playing, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. This is perfect....and all things I already have in my kitchen....I will be doing this with my three year old this weekend!