Monday, June 28, 2010

Messy Monday -- Cornstarch Clay

First, the New You Challenge starts again today.  Read here for details and see my side bar for the training schedule.

I think I am in love with cornstarch.  Not only can you use it while cooking and on diaper rash, you can make cool stuff with it.  Like Cornstarch Gloop and Cornstarch Clay.  Who knew it was so versatile?!

Cornstarch Clay
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/3 cups cold water
  • 2 cups salt
  1. Mix 2/3 cup water with salt and bring to boil.
  2. Mix cornstarch with 2/3 cup cold water and stir well.
  3. Turn off heat, but leave pan on burner.
  4. Stir in cornstarch and water mixture. Just keep stirring until thick dough forms.
  5. Turn dough out onto cutting board and let cool a bit.
  6. Once you can handle dough, knead it into a smooth dough.
  7. Make whatever shapes you want and lay them out to dry.
  8. Store the unused dough in a zipper bag in the fridge.
**These cannot be eaten and should not be used with food.

Once dry you can smooth them with some fine grit sand paper. If you want to make beads, put holes in them while wet. Allow for some shrinkage as it drys. Items can be painted once they are totally dry. You can also seal them with a clear sealer if you want to.

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• Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
• Market yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
• Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter
• Anti-Procrastination Tuesday@ New Nostalgia
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition
• Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
• We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
• Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
• Strut your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
• Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of my Favorite Things
• Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
• Home and Family Friday @ Home is Where my Story Begins


Judy said...

This clay looks like so much fun! I'm going to have to try this with my 3 year old! Thanks for sharing. said...

I want to try out the clay recipe. Looking for some different boredome busters and this looks perfect (and I have everything already!). The clay looks so smooth to the touch. Fun! Thanks for sharing and hosting the linky.


Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Another great party! Thanks, Rory

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Such a cool project! I will definitely have to try it after my son get's past the putting EVERYTHING in the mouth stage!!

Judy said...

I've had this in my to-do thoughts for ages and finally got around to it last week. We had so much fun making and playing with cornstarch clay! Thanks again!