Have you ever thought of making clay at home? If yes, then in this article, you will be able to learn two easy ways to make your own clay at home. Creating clay at home is a fun and creative craft for not just the adults but also the kids. It can be used for making school projects, gifts and keepsakes. In fact, you will likely have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already or you can also get them from a food store easily at affordable prices. So without further ado, let’s dive into the two simple methods of making clay at home:
- Method 1- Flour and Salt Clay:
For the first method, you will need 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1.5 cups of salt and lastly, 1.5 cups of water. To start making the clay, mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Next, pour water in small quantities in the mixture at a time and continue stirring. By the time the entire water is added in the mixture, your clay should have taken the shape of a hard ball. Take the clay and place it on a flat surface and use your hands to pull and push it into a good consistency. And voila! Your clay is ready and can be used just like store-bought clay. You can mould it to create ornaments, figures or to simply play around. This kind of clay dries quite quickly and should be stored in an airtight container when not in use.
- Method 2- Cornstarch, Salt and Water Clay:
Here, you will need 1 cup of cornstarch, 2 cups of salt, 5 cups of cold water, 2/3 cup of warm water and food colouring (if required). To begin with, you need to add warm water into a pot. Add salt into the water and heat the mixture for a few minutes to make a lumpy consistency. Next, place the pot on a cool surface and then add cornstarch and cold water in the mixture and blend them together properly. Then, just like the above method, take the clay and place it on a flat surface and use your hands to pull and push it into a good consistency. You can now add a few drops of food colouring if you want but make sure you blend it properly. And it’s done! Your homemade clay is ready to be used. Yet again, ensure that you store the clay in an air tight container to prevent it from drying.
So why settle for those expensive store-brought clays when you can make your own clay at home at a relatively cheaper price?