This is a very nice play clay. Not too sticky, and you can let it dry out to create sculptures. Simple, natural, and so cheap to make. Give it as a gift for the upcoming holidays!
Natural Home Made Play Clay
2 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp tumeric (optional for coloring-makes pink or red if you add more, you can also use food coloring)
Mix baking soda, cornstarch and water in a saucepan. (Add food coloring or scents.)
Bring to a boil, constantly stirring.
Dough will start to resemble clumpy mashed potatoes, keep stirring until it forms a dough.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Store in an airtight sealed container.
~If dough becomes hard or clumpy, spray with some water and knead.
~If allowed to dry you can use this dough to make ornaments or sculptures.
~For faster drying, dry in oven on cookie sheet at any temp below 200.
~Adding a drop or 2 of essential oils can be a great way to introduce some aromatherapy to play time. I’d recommend some lavender or thieves blend play clay.