How to Make Your Own Clay

Making your own clay is easy, inexpensive, and fun to do.

You will need

  • 2 c. water
  • A few drops food coloring
  • 3u00bd c. all-purpose flour
  • u00bd c. salt
  • 1 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 2u00bd tbsp. oil
  • A large bowl
  • A wooden spoon
  • A baking sheet
  • An airtight container
  • A few drops of vanilla extract (optional)

Step 1 Bring to boil Bring the water to a boil and add a few drops of food coloring.

Step 2 Mix ingredients Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large bowl.

Step 3 Remove pot Remove the pot from the heat and add the oil.

Step 4 Mix ingredients Carefully pour the water mixture into the bowl. Use a wooden spoon to thoroughly mix it, and then let it sit until it’s only slightly warm.

Step 5 Knead Lay the clay mixture on a baking sheet until it’s pliable.

Step 6 Store Have fun molding your clay. When you’re done, store it in an airtight container.