Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cornstarch Clay

Here's a gooey clay that's great for sculpting.

1 cup cornstarch
2 cups salt OR baking soda
1 1/3 cups cold water
food color

Bring salt and 2/3 of a cup of water to a boil.
In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch
with the remaining 2/3 cup of water.
Add the cornstarch mixture to the salt water
and knead into a clay.
This clay should be air-dried and then painted.
To prevent cracks when drying, cover with a damp dish towel.

Keep unused clay in the refrigerator
in an airtight container, NO-bake.

(Source: "Recipes for Fun" - handmade booklet purchased from thrift store)

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