Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Modeling Clay

1 cup bakingg soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup water
drops of food coloring

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine baking soda and cornstarch. Mix well and add water. Continue to heat for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Continue to stir, as mixture will thicken very quickly. Cover a flat surface with additional cornstarch. Spread mixture over cornstarch and knead by hand until mixture turns into a workable clay. Divide clay into several sections. Make a hole in the center of each section and add a few drops of food coloring to the hole in each section. If desired, use a different color for each section. Knead the sections by hand until the color has distributed throughout. Use modeling clay to make fun sculptures and creations. For a permanent sculpture, let the modeled clay air dry over night. Place leftover clay in a ziplock bag and refrigerate. Use left over clay within 3 days.

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