Clay Crafts


Modeling Clay Dough

It's amazing how many interesting shapes you can make with colorful and fun modeling clay dough.

What You'll Need:

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Waxed paper
  • Food coloring

How to Make Modeling Clay Dough:

Step 1: Mix flour, salt, oil, and water together in a big bowl until the mixture becomes dough-like. Place a sheet of waxed paper on your work surface, and sprinkle it with some flour. Knead the clay dough into a ball on the floured waxed paper.

Step 2: Divide the ball into separate lumps of clay, and add some food coloring to each. Knead each lump well again. Now you can sculpt the clay dough into any shape you want.

Step 3: When you're done sculpting, you can leave your clay creations out to air dry, or store the clay in separate plastic bags or airtight containers. Keep them in the refrigerator until the next time you play.

For another clay dough variation, keep reading to learn how to make salt dough.

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