Bring out the sculptor in your child by making a batch of this baking soda clay. Little hands can model the clay with ease, and it tastes awful so it will stay out of little mouths. Small pieces will air dry in about two days. Large pieces will take longer to air dry or you can heat your oven to 350 degrees, turn it off and allow pieces to dry in the warm oven. Dry pieces can be sanded, painted and varnished so you can enjoy your child's artwork for years to come.
Things You'll Need
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup corn starch
- 1 1/4 cups cold water
- Dish towel
- Aluminum foil
- Waxed paper
Combine baking soda, cornstarch and water in saucepan. Stir until smooth.
Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes stirring constantly with spatula. Stir until mixture thickens. Turn out of pan and cover with damp dish towel until cool.
Knead dough until smooth when it is cool. Store wrapped in waxed paper and aluminum foil.
- Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images
How to Make a Hardened Sand Castle Out of Baking Soda
Sand castles are fun to make at the beach or in a sand box, but the sculptures are short-lived. Waves and rain...
How to Use Clay Baking Pans
Clay has been used for hundreds -- probably thousands -- of years as a material for pots and other bakeware. These porous...
How to Make Hardening Molding Clay
Playing with shapes and making creatures from molding clay is one of the favorite pastimes of many children. Commercial varieties of molding...
How to Bake Modeling Clay
There are many kinds of modeling clays and doughs available for home crafters, including some designed to harden into permanent pieces of...
How to Make Goo Using Baking Soda
Making goo can be a fun activity for kids of all ages. Goo can be colored and used for Halloween or parties....
Craft Clay Made With Cornstarch or Baby Powder
Whether you're a craft guru or six-year-old child, chances are you've come across clay dough. Inside the classroom or inside the home,...