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Craft: Modeling Clay

Here is a recipe to make modeling clay. You can make anything you wish with this dough, let your imagination go wild. Try making buttons, candle holders, napkin rings, beads or anything else you can think of. This craft will allow you to use your imagination!

Modeling Clay

What you need:

Mixing bowl 3/4 cups water
Jar of water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Toothpicks 1 and 1/4 cup flour
Baking sheet 1 and 1/4 cup salt
Cooling rack Poster paint
Knife Varnish
Paint brushes   Optional: key rings, glitter,
ribbons etc.

What you do:

1. Because this craft involves using the oven please ask a grownup to supervise you. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 
2. Measure the ingredients and mix the flour, water, vegetable oil and salt together. Mix until you have a soft ball of dough. If your mixture is too dry, add water.
 
3. Sprinkle some flour on the counter and knead the dough with your hands until it is smooth and stretchy.
 
4. Model the dough into the shapes you want. You can stick pieces of dough together by using a little water. Use a toothpick to make any holes.
 
5. When you are finished creating, put all your shapes on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until dough is hard. Place your creations on a wire cooling rack and let cool.
 
6. Once cool, your creations are ready to be painted. When the paint is dry coat them with clear varnish.

 

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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