Most kids love any type of art activity -- especially one as tactile and open ended as working with sculpting clay. Not only is it fun to play with, this is an art medium that your children will beg to help you make. They can use the organic sculpting clay the same way they use play dough, or they can create masterpieces that may be baked in the oven and then painted and kept as a keepsake or given as a gift. Read on for a simple recipe for organic sculpting clay that will entertain and engage your kids.
#1: Gather the Ingredients
- 2 cups organic baking soda
- 2 cups organic cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- natural food colorants
#2: Mix and Stir
Over medium heat, add the baking soda and cornstarch to a medium-sized saucepan. Slowly add the cold water and start to stir. Be patient, it takes about 10 minutes to get the consistency that is required — which is close to the consistency of mashed potatoes.
#3: Remove and Cool
Dump the mixture onto a counter top, cover with a damp towel and let the mixture cool enough that you can knead it.
#4: Knead and Color
When the mixture is cool enough, knead it until you have the desired consistency. Divide the dough ball and add a few drops of natural food colorant and continue to knead until well mixed.
#5: Shape and Play
Roll the dough balls into a thick log and give to your children to enjoy for hours to come!