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.
Add vanilla extract to give it a nice aroma.
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.
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