Modeling Dough

Craft Clay

What you need:
• 1 cup cornstarch
• 2 cups baking soda (a one pound box)
• 1 1/4 cups water
What to do:
• Combine cornstarch and baking soda in pan.
• Add water gradually, stirring until smooth.
• Place mix over medium heat.
• Cook until thick and dough-like in consistency, stirring constantly.
• Turn mix out on a pastry board and knead well.
• Cover with damp cloth or keep in plastic bag.

This is good for plaques and other models that will be painted when dry.

Baked Dough

What you need:
• 4 cups flour
• 1 cup salt
• 1 1/2 to 2 cups water
• small pebbles, macaroni, buttons, etc.
• condensed milk
• food coloring
What to do:
• Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
• Mix together flour, salt and enough water to make a stiff dough.
• Provide macaroni, etc. to children to press into the dough shapes.
• Bake completed dough models for one hour.

 

For antiqued effect, brush on condensed milk before baking, or use a mix of condensed milk and food coloring.

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