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

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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!

  6. There are many people who like to play with clay, especially kids. You can make as much as your imaginative power permits you. Clay that is self-hardening is more amusing because through it one can save models forever. You also have this option to get further personalize by painting with the help of bright colors. Well! I try to get best writing service reviews but your collection of designs is really superb.

  7. Thank you Ladies! I'm so glad your kiddos are going to try the clay. I'm sure they'll love it!+
    Thank you so much peeps. These kids are going to rock the world with the clay art. but there are most of the people are going to supply these types of products with the best quality products. I also buy teak wood table furniture from china manufacturer and suppliers and found very affortable in price and high quality wood furniture.

  8. These handmade clay is used for kids to play. And it can also be used as a tool to decrease stress. It is easy to made. I have also made 1 time the clay but it did not looks like this. May be I had miss the measurements of any one of these.