We love Modelling Clay, but the store bought kind can be expensive, especially when it is part of your weekly rhythm.
We love to use homemade modelling clay, it can be baked or you can leave it to dry. It’s easy to manipulate, cut,carve and roll.
Cornstarch Modelling Clay Recipe
You will need:
2 cups of salt
2/3 cup of water
1 cup of cornstarch
1/2 cup of very cold water
Mix the salt and the 2/3 cup of water in a pot and heat it over medium heat for about 5 minutes while constantly stirring it.
Remove it from the heat, add the cold water and cornstarch and stir. At this point it should look a whole lot like mashed potato.
Wait for it to cool down a little and then knead it till it turns into smooth dough. You can add more cornstarch if it is too sticky.
Emi likes making fairies and little people to play with, this clay is great because it gets very hard when it is dry.
We also love to make little Fairy Doors and Toadstools , they are both simple enough for little ones to do on their own.
You can bake the clay for a few hours at 50°C or let it dry for about two to three days.
The dry clay can be painted with watercolours.
We usually put them back in the oven for a few minutes after painting because the water makes the clay quite wet again.
Because the clay is so bright and white , colours show up really well.
Wishing you a lovely day.