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Making Homemade Cornstarch Clay
November 28, 2009, 12:37 am
Filed under: Around the House, Crafts, Family

Making Homemade Cornstarch Clay

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where we stay indoors more and simultaneously seem to have less and less time to spend with our families because if the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I decided that come rain or shine the hustle and bustle and chores wouldn’t stand in the way of a little bit of fun with the family…a little stopping to smell the roses. So we made some cornstarch clay. I got the recipe from a magazine I have. Family Fun magazine by Disney.

http://familyfun.go.com/magazine/ 

I really like the idea of this project because it uses cheap, all-natural ingredients and is really fast to make. Plus the pictures that accompany the article have the snowmen, reindeer, and angel decorated with small little doo-dads found around the house…and this is the right house to find little doo-dads to use. 🙂 Here is the online version of the magazine article I followed:

http://familyfun.go.com/magazine/familyfun-magazine-archive/familyfun-december-january-2010/cornstarch-clay-802347/

 

 All of my ingredients (just water, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch), bowls, utensils, and instructions are gathered. 

Once the supplies were gathered it was shockingly easy to make. It says to mix the cornstach in a small bowl and Ireally, really agree. The smaller the better. Once it was mixed ,I rolled it into a ball and stored it in waxed paper while it cooled.

After we had our clay, we set out to create our art. Figurines, snakes, candy canes, lumps of varying sizes, and the sort. We had sequins, beads, googly eyes, screws, wire, and doo dads of all kinds to use as decorations. The sky was the limit.

Some of our handywork:

Can you tell which ones were made by kids and which ones were made by adults? LOL!

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