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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