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Re: Progress Report

Posted by diana schroeder on October 7, 2009, 12:19 am, in reply to "Re: Progress Report"

Uncooked Play Dough

2 cups of plain flour
4 tablespoons of 'cream of tartar'
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of boiling water
food colouring

Just pop it all in a mixing bowl and mix!

I don't know if masa will work but its worth a try. Here are some more recipes. Take your pick.

Sand Clay Recipe

2 Cups sand
1 Cup water
1 Cup cornstarch
Mix in pot over low heat until thickened. Let cool and mold into shapes. Dry and paint if desired.

Salt Clay Recipe

2 Cups salt
1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons water
1 Cup cornstarch
Mix salt and 1/2 cup water in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until salt dissolves. Remove from heat. Combine cornstarch and remaining water and add it to the salt water. Cook over low heat until mix is thick and smooth. This happens quickly. Spoon the clay onto table or board to cool. Store air tight. It will harden in the sun and can be painted, if desired.

Modeling Clay

1 Cup cornstarch
2 Cups baking soda
1 1/2 Cup cold water
Food coloring
Stir starch and soda together. Mix in cold water and stir over heat until mixture has a consistency of mashed potatoes. Turn onto a plate and cover with a damp cloth until cool enough to handle. Then knead. Use immediately or store in an airtight container. This dough has a smooth consistency good for ornaments, modeling or pottery. Dries at room temperature in 3 days or oven at 200 degrees. Bake time will depend on the size of your ornaments but could take up to 2 hours.

Clay Dough Idea
Using a clay dough recipe you can create your own jewelry. Children can roll into balls for beads. Pierce each with a toothpick for hole to thread onto string. Air dry and then paint.

Have fun!

Diana Schroeder


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