This recipe is ideal for items under 3/4 inch thick
2 cups cornstarch
2 cups baking soda
1 1/4 Cups cold water
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.
- suggested activity: Roll out the dough into thin (under 1/2 inch) layer and have children make hand prints
- Takes a long time to air dry or dry in a warm over (200F) but it may brown a bit.
- clay may crack if items are too thick or bulky.
Cornstarch Clay with Glue
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup glue
Mix completely. Add extra cornstarch or glue to get a workable consistency.
Projects can be air dried. This dries to feel like china.
Try rolling out very thinly, then leave overnight. In the morning make any needed holes or use other things to create designs before it is completely dry.