1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup water
Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add more flour if necessary for the dough to form a lump. Have the children knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth. You can add food coloring to the water before mixing the dough, or divide it into balls and add the coloring after the children mix and knead it.
Your children's finished crafts can air dry overnight.
Note: Children can store the clay in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag for up to 3 days.
Cornstarch Clay 1 (Porcelain type)
Ideal for items under 3/4" thick
2 cups (500 ml or .5 liter) cornstarch
2 cups (500 ml or .5 liter) baking soda
11/4 cups (310 ml) 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 enough to handle. Clay is now ready to shape into craft projects.
Cornstarch Clay 2
- children can add food coloring to make different colors.
- roll out the dough into 1cm thick (under 1/2 inch) and have children make hand prints.
- takes a long time to air dry or dry in a warm oven (200F) but it may brown a bit.
- clay may crack if items too thick or bulky
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup white glue
Mix completely. Add extra corn starch or glue to get a workable consistency.
Store in plastic baggie. Should last for months with no mold.
- Projects can be air dried.
- Try rolling out very thinly, then leave over night. In the morning use punchies to create designs before it is completely dry.
- Dries like china.