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How to make

Modeling clay & Silly Putty

 

 

 

 

 

SILLY PUTTY

Ingredients:

2 parts Elmers' White Glue
1 part liquid starch

Preparation:

Gradually pour starch into glue and mix.
If mixture is sticky, add more starch.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Note: This silly putty can be cut with scissors or be pulled or twisted.

 

 

MODELING CLAY

 

RECIPE 1 of 5

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
Food coloring, optional

Preparation:

Mix together:

Store in refrigerator.

 

 

RECIPE 2

This formula requires adult supervision

Ingredients:

1 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water
Food coloring, optional

Preparation:

Mix and cook over low heat until mixture thickens

Cool before using

 

 

RECIPE 3

This formula also requires adult supervision

Ingredients:

1 cup salt
4 tablespoons oil
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 cups water
Food coloring

Preparation:

Combine over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture becomes stiff and comes away from sides of pot

Store in a closed container or plastic bag.

 

 

RECIPE 4

This formula requires adult supervision

Ingredients:

1 cup cornstarch
2 cups bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups cold water
Food coloring

Preparation:

Heat over medium fire, stirring constantly until mixture is doughlike.
Cool, covered with a damp cloth.
Coat finished products with a shellac to seal and preserve.

 

 

VICTORIAN SALT CLAY

RECIPE 5
(can be used to make beads for necklaces)

This formula requires adult supervision

Ingredients:

2 cups salt
2/3 cup water 1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water

Preparation:

Mix together in a pan.
Stirring constantly, heat over a low flame for about 4 minutes (Do not boil).
Remove from heat.
Quickly mix 1 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water together and add this combination in one go to heated mixture.
Stir and mix quickly.
If resulting mixture is not a thick paste, place back on low heat and stir for about a minute until mixture is doughlike.

Treat like bread dough - knead on flat surface until dough is a smooth and pliable mass. Can be stored in plastic or foil and kept in an airtight container.

Color can be added when dough is being cooked or when being kneaded, or modelled objects can be painted when dry.

 

 

It takes 2 days for a modeled object to dry at room temperature.

For quicker results, preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and then turn the oven off.
Place the model in the oven, preferably on a wire rack, and leave inside until the oven has cooled off.

 

For a finishing touch, smooth dry models by rubbing gently with sandpaper or an emery board.

 

To make beads for a necklace, punch holes with a toothpick while the clay is still pliable.
You can also string the beads through a thin wire, let them dry on the wire itself.

 

Clay can also be rolled out like cookie dough and cut with a cookie cutter.

Enjoy! Enjoy!

 

 

 

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