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Activity:    Recipe for Home Made Clay



The following is a recipe for homemade clay that can be baked:

Homemade Clay for Baking:

Mix together:

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup of salt
1-1/2 cups of water

Knead the dough for approximately 10 minutes. Roll out dough with rolling pin to 1/4-inch thickness. Children can use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

Clay shapes can be baked in a slow oven (250 F) for approximately 2 hours, and should be left to cool for at least an hour.

Ideas for Clay Shapes:

Children can form shapes out of the dough to create miniature sculptures, or cut out stars, hearts, and so forth, with cookie cutters. Holiday decorations for the tree or to hang anywhere will require a hole at the top of the shape before baking. Use a straw to make a hole. 

Cutouts and sculptures can be painted with water-based paint (or oil-based with supervision).


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See also: Homemade Play Dough Recipes











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