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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5 comments:

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

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  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

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    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!

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

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

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