Make Your Own Cornstarch Play Clay - Great For Kids Craft Ideas

by Jillian
(Edison, New Jersey, USA)

Here is the 9 Pc Soft Clay Kit by Carioca...your kids will love it!

Here is the 9 Pc Soft Clay Kit by Carioca...your kids will love it!

You can make your own cornstarch play clay with this easy recipe. This cornstarch clay is great for kids craft ideas. Make the clay and let your kids build and shape it into whatever they feel like! You can use some cookie cutters to get fancy with it.


Here is how to make the

Cornstarch Play Clay



You will need:

1 cup salt

1/3 cup water

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

Food coloring


In a medium-size saucepan, mix the salt and 1/3 cup water over medium heat, stirring occasionally (about 3 to 4 minutes.)

Remove from the heat and add the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water.

Your cornstarch clay mixture will resemble mashed potatoes.

Stir until mixture thickens; let it cool and then knead it like dough.

If it's too sticky, add a little more cornstarch.

You can store this clay mix in a sealed container or a ziploc bag with piece of damp sponge up to two weeks. Kids love to make fun crafts with modeling clay and this cornstarch play clay will be a great substitute.

If you want to develope your childs sculpting and molding talents you might want to take a look at the
Claymates Clay Tools by Alex Toys
or try the
9 Pc Soft Clay Kit by Carioca
. Help your kids bring out that wonderful creativity with these skill building sets and they will have fun too. Take a look at some of the great tools you can use.

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