Clay Crafts

Sculpting Clay Dough

Sculpt and paint your craziest concoctions and wildest fantasies after mixing together sculpting clay dough.

What You'll Need:

  • Saucepan
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Waxed paper
  • Poster paints
  • Paintbrush

How to Create Sculpting Clay Dough:

Step 1: In a saucepan, mix cornstarch, baking soda, and water. With an adult's help, heat it on a medium setting. Stir the mixture continuously until it thickens. Let it cool.

Step 2: Place a sheet of waxed paper over your work surface. Knead the clay dough for a few minutes. Roll the clay into a ball, and shape it into small sculptures. Pinch ears and legs to make bears, bugs, and bunnies. Let the figures air dry, then paint them using poster paints.

Step 3: If you want to play with the clay another day, store it in a sealed plastic bag or an airtight container, and keep it in the refrigerator.

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