Yesterday we decided to get the kitchen messy and create something fun.
Did you know it is so super easy to make homemade molding clay? Allowing kids to create something out of clay or play dough or other materials while they are learning really allows things to stick in their mind. We ended up using this clay to go along with a story we read which made for an excellent comprehension activity!
Wondering how to make homemade clay? I am going to show you. Super easy and fun. It only uses two ingredients- unless you want to dye it which just adds one more ingredient.
Put the cornstarch in a mixing bowl.
I did one cup cornstarch.
Then, had half of that amount in glue. So, since I did one cup of cornstarch I did half a cup of glue.
If you want to dye or tint the clay, you need to add the coloring to the glue.
Add a few drops of dye into the glue and stir.
Pour the glue into the bowl with the cornstarch and stir.
Once it is well mix and clumpy, use your hands to form it all together.
We made four different batches. We did turquoise blue, a bright yellow, some black and then one batch that was no coloring at all, just white.
Any idea what we’re going to use these colors to create? It is a fun activity for kids that involves a classic story book.
I like to give the kids cutting boards to create on.
You can leave it out a room temperature and it will dry.
For best results pop it in a 250 degree oven on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper for 30 minutes.
If the clay starts to dry to fast while you’re creating, just wet your hands a little and don’t dry them off well. The clay will become pliable again!
This white and yellow clay of abstract art that Matthew created is not baked. We just let it sit out to dry.
Luke made this blue school bus. We baked it and it is very, very hard. Can you guess what
Can you guess what storybook this goes with?
Watch for a fun interactive idea later this week!
More Homemade Activities for Kids:
- Homemade Watercolors
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
- How to Make Silly Putty at Home
- Edible Play Dough
I was inspired by this recipe over at Creative Playhouse.