I found this recipe for air drying modeling clay at Growing A Jeweled Rose and had to share. It turned out so well!
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1-1/2 cups water
- Whisk together your ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir almost constantly over med-high heat.
- After several minutes, it will bubble and then start to clump. At this point I switched to a mixing spoon so that I wouldn’t be trying to get out goopy clumps from the whisk.
- When all of the liquid is absorbed and it looks like mashed potatoes, remove from heat.
- Transfer the clay to a bowl and cover with a dishtowel until cooled. To cool it faster, separate the clay into smaller balls or flatten slightly and cool them, covered, on a tray or table. Knead before using.
Then it’s time to have some fun!
Tobi got right into it and started working on his planned sculpture.
I tried to get Josiah into the activity…
But he was more interested in sneaking grapes.
Annie had fun making cookie-cutter cut-outs.
Here are the final products! Annie made a snake and several cookie cutter animals. I was a bit proud of the cat I made 😛 And I did several cut-outs for the kids to paint later.
And here is Tobi’s masterpiece, a huge knight, complete with sword. I hope it can support its own weight and doesn’t break!
Let your creations dry overnight at least before painting. If you want coloured clay, you can add a few drops of food colouring when cooking the clay.