Kids and adults alike love to play around with modeling clay, Play-Doh or just anything that can be molded into other shapes, including mud. Modeling clay can be used to make many projects from beads for jewelry to Christmas ornaments. You can purchase modeling clay at your local craft store, but why buy it when there are various modeling clay recipes available? The clay is inexpensive to make and this is a project that you and children can enjoy together.
Things You'll Need
- 1/2 Cup Cold Water
- 2 Cups Salt
- 1 Cup Cornstarch
- 2/3 Cups Water
- Wire Whisk
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Combine salt and 2/3 cups of water in the saucepan. Cook on medium high and let boil for five minutes, stirring constantly with a wire whisk.
Remove the pan from the burner. Add the cornstarch and cold water and stir with a whisk until the mixture is smooth.
Put the pan back on the burner and cook the mixture until it thickens up to a soft ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan.
Place the clay on a plate and let cool. Start kneading the clay until it becomes thick, but smooth and pliable, which should take between 2 to 5 minutes.
Set the clay in a plastic zip lock bag or a tightly sealed container. This way the clay will not dry out and become unusable too soon. The modeling clay should last for about a month.