Friday, July 5, 2013

Homemade Self-Hardening Clay

My kids had a lot of fun with this homemade self-hardening modeling clay.  It is really easy to make!

A bracelet made with clay.  We call it Bedrock jewelry :)

Kids love to play with clay.  You can create as much as the imagination allows.  Self-hardening clay is extra fun because your creations can be preserved forever.  Plus, you get to further personalize by painting with bold bright colors!

Recipe for Self-Hardening Clay

4 c flour
1 tsp alum (found in the baking isle)
1 1/2 c salt
1 1/2 c water

Mix all the ingredients together.  Divide into sections.  If you are not going to use it right away, you can store it in a sealed zip lock bag in the fridge.

Tyler's Penguin, Flip

Allow the art to dry for about 2 days at room temperature.  Then use watercolors or acrylics to paint to your hearts content.  :)

Happy Creating!!

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  1. Bedrock jewelry! I like that :)
    And I like the idea of making our own. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love this project, so perfect for kids! =D Thanks so much for the idea and the recipe!!!

    Hope you are having a great weekend

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
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  3. What a cool recipe (and craft), Melissa! My girls LOVE clay - I'm sure they'd get a kick out of this!

  4. Thank you Ladies! I'm so glad your kiddos are going to try the clay. I'm sure they'll love it!

  5. Another fun kids' activity!! Love it, Melissa!