Day #36 Homemade Clay

sara le rouxby Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

I’ve never actually made homemade play doh or clay before, but I recently spotted a recipe on a website called ‘Imagination Tree’ that looked like it might be a winner for us.  Not only was it super simple, if I didn’t feel like baking it, the ‘clay’ could also be air-dried over a couple of days – FAB!

What You’ll Need 

  • Corn Flour – ½ Cup
  • Bicarbonate of Soda – 1 Cup
  • Warm Water – ¾ Cup
  • Glitter – we used silver
  • Decoration – beads etc – and string to hang if required

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Mix together the corn flour and bicarb in a pan and slowly add the warm water.  Cook over a low heat for a few minutes until the mixture begins to form a dough –like consistency.  When the edges start to come away from the sides of the pan you can turn it out onto the worktop and leave it to cool for a few minutes.  When it is cool enough to work with, you just knead it until it becomes a lovely soft dough and then add the glitter, squishing it all together to make a lovely sparkly mixture.

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Over to Boo for the creative part!

Have you ever had one of those moments when you’ve had great ideas of what you could make but when it actually comes down to it your little one just simply doesn’t want to ‘play ball’?

I was thinking Christmas ornaments, presents…..but no…

‘Go Away Mummy……mine!’

I tried to encourage him to divide the dough and make some presents…..but no…

‘Mummy Mine! Away!’

He was adamant that he knew what he was going to make and I was not going to be helping him 😦

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So……15 minutes later and we had a wonderful, creative…..SPLAT!

Sorry….beaded splat 🙂


He was so proud of it I didn’t have to heart to try and get him to change it.

Maybe next time for the present making eh? 🙂

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Activity Time: 15 minutes

Day #36 DONE! 64 to go!

Sara x


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