Uses for Baking Soda: Children's Activities

Play Clay Projects

Baking soda and some other ingredients can be turned into Play Clay, a special dough that can offer hours of fun and be used in a variety of projects. The Play Clay recipe is at the bottom of this page. Make it and let your child unleash their imagination.

Frameups: Capture a child's handprint in Play Clay by pressing into the damp clay. When it is dry, paint and add the child's name and date on the back, then attach a picture hanger.

Cut a square or rectangle from Play Clay, then cut a frame opening the size of a favorite photograph. Leave a 1/2-inch border. Use another piece of clay for a stand to attach to the back. Decorate the frame.

Create a name plaque for a child's room by cutting out the shapes of letters and attaching them to a rectangular piece of Play Clay as the background. Paint and finish it when it is dry.