1 1/2 cup baking soda
2/3 cups cornstarch
2 cup warm water
Mix the ingredients together in a pan. Heat over a low heat until it is thick.
Stir constantly. Place mixture on a pastry board or bread board to cool. As soon as it
is cool enough to handle knead well. At this time you can add in tempera paint or food
coloring if you choose. Roll out flat. Use cookie cutters, or cut shapes freehand.
Place unused dough in a plastic bag. It dries fast. Paint your finished projects and
brush with shellac or clear nail polish to preserve.
Quickie Molding Clay
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 teaspoon alum powder
1 1/2 teaspoon oil
1/2 cup boiling water
Mix dry ingredients together add water and oil. Mix well. You can add
food coloring or tempera paint if you wish. Mold into anything you wish and leave to dry
overnight. Store in jar or plastic bag. It will keep for months.
Sawdust Clay 2 cups fine sawdust
1 cup wall paper paste
Mix sawdust and wall paper paste together. Slowly add water. Blend until
you have a mixture the consistency of clay. Turn it out on a couple sheets of
newspaper and knead until all ingredients are very well blended. Use like any other
molding clay. Let it dry for 3 days or bake in an oven at 200 degrees for about 2 hours.
Sand to a smooth finish. Paint. Use shellac, spray finish or varnish to top your masterpiece
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1/8 cup instant coffee
3/4 cup warm water
Dissolve coffee in warm water. In a separate bowl mix salt and flour. Form a
indentation in the dough ball and pour in about half of the coffee. Mix until creamy smooth.
Add more coffee water as needed and work until it is a clay-like consistency (not sticky).
Design away. Bake finished goods in a 250 degree oven for an hour or until dry. Paint and
finish with shellac, varnish or plastic spray finish. Store remaining dough in a covered jar
or plastic bag.
Please use these
recipes responsibly. Many of them require using the stove. Some require using ingredients
that might be dangerous if ingested in quantity. Parents or Caretakers supervise your
Thanks for being responsible.