It is school break and we just have to do stuff together, so the boys and I sat down last week to do some clay creations, but the thing is, we had no clay on hand! After many failed attempts in the past, I finally perfected a recipe to make homemade clay that you can actually bake to harden as well as paint if you wish! Read on to learn how to make homemade clay that actually works!
Have your child help with whisking together the flour and salt. Then add in hot water and oil, your child can continue to assist in stirring this but will get tough. Use your hands to knead the clay until it is a smooth and thick texture much like regular store-bought clay.
Take out all of your cookie cutters and other fun options to allow your child to be creative. If you are doing this with more than one child, be sure to separate out the clay so each child has a somewhat even amount to use for their own creations.
Feel free to encourage imaginations such as making Minecraft characters, such as my 8 year old son who had me assist in building a Minecraft cat, Minecraft Villager and an Enderman. Another idea I thought of is to make the ABC’s for younger children, let them paint the letters so that once baked and hardened, they may be more apt to learn their ABC’s with letters that they helped make.
You may bake your creations for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees, keep an eye on things, as the thicker creations will take longer and thinner creations will take shorter time.