Two Ingredient White Modelling Clay

Make your own modelling clay with this simple recipe.

I found this recipe on The Imagination Tree  and wish I’d found it earlier, it’s so easy and so much fun. I may never buy play-dough again! It’s great to model with and can be baked in a low oven to harden and paint if you wish.

We used the plain white clay to make Christmas ornaments but I can’t wait to add some colour to this mixture to see how it turns out. We did add glitter which made a lovely sparkly clay.

What you’ll need:

1 cup bicarbonate of soda
½ cup cornflour
¾ cup warm water

Saucepan and wooden spoon

Mix dry ingredients in the saucepan and add the water.
Stir over a medium heat until it starts bubbling on the surface and eventually pulling away from the sides of the pan (this will take approx. 3 – 5 minutes).
Leave to cool before tipping onto a work surface and kneading until smooth.

Add glitter at the kneading stage if you’d like sparkly modelling clay.

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