Want a cheap, unique art project for your kids? Using cornstarch to create a clay is a new twist!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CORNSTARCH CLAY:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup salt
HOW TO MAKE CORNSTARCH CLAY:
**In a small saucepan, mix the baking soda & salt with 1/3 cup water and bring to a boil. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch & 1/4 cup water and stir well.
**When the salt mixture boils, remove it from the heat & add the cornstarch mixture. Stir vigorously for a minute or two to thicken the clay. Scoop onto a sheet of waxed paper & allow to cool before giving it to children to play with.
This recipe make a small batch of clay, probably enough for 3 or 4 sculptures. If you’re entertaining more than a few kids or have a child with a big creative streak, I would double or triple the recipe.
To make your sculptures even more fun, look through the junk drawers & art supplies for things to stick on your sculptures for eyes, arms, antlers, buttons, etc. Google eyes, screws, luggage keys, sequins, soda can tabs, tiny nuts & bolts, buttons, paper clips…any tiny pieces would make great additions!
The clay will air dry in a few days, so set them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper to serve as a drying rack.
**If using small pieces to decorate your sculptures with, this project is not appropriate for young children.**