This has to be the BEST homemade air dry clay recipe around! Finally, an easy DIY clay you can use at home or in the classroom! Kids love making things with clay and this recipe works magically for a variety of ages. Add this air dry clay recipe to your repertoire of sensory recipes, and you will always have something fun to whip up any time you want!
HOMEMADE AIR DRY CLAY RECIPE FOR KIDS
DIY CLAY FOR KIDS
I don’t know too many kids who don’t love a fresh batch of soft air dry clay to play with. It makes for a wonderful sensory play activity, enhances learning activities, and feels amazing for the senses! Plus, it is super easy to make.
Cookie cutters, natural materials, plastic kitchen tools are all fun accessories to use with air dry clay. I am excited to share with you this awesome go-to DIY clay recipe that we love. Change it up for the seasons and holidays too!
AIR DRY CLAY RECIPE
YOU WILL NEED:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup cornstarch, plus more for kneading
- 1 ½ cups water
HOW TO MAKE AIR DRY CLAY
STEP 1. Mix together the baking soda and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Then stir in the water until completely blended.
STEP 2. Place pot over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly for 10 to 15 minutes until the clay begins to form. Remove from heat and continue stirring until the mixture becomes a sticky but soft dough.
STEP 3. Allow the dough to cool to the touch. Then place the dough on a surface coated with additional cornstarch. Begin kneading the clay adding more cornstarch as needed until the clay becomes smooth and the tacky feeling is gone.
Tip: To store, wrap any unused clay tightly in plastic wrap and place in an airtight container.
STEP 4. Time to have some fun modelling with your soft DIY clay.
To dry, place your shapes on a drying rack. If needed flip shapes over after one side has dried. Depending on the thickness of the object, the clay may take up to 3 days to dry completely.
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