The recipe is very similar to our Homemade Modelling Clay. You will need:
- 2 cups of Sand
- 1/2 - 1 cup of White Glue (add slowly until desired consistency is achieved)
- 1/2 - 1 cup of Cornstarch
- A mixing bowl, spoon and space to play (this is messy!)
- Shells, cookie cutters, any other modelling tools you wish to use
Mix the sand and cornstarch together, then add the glue slowly, and mix together, until it starts to combine. You may find it goes to a breadcrumb like mixture, if this happens its fine, you just need to knead it together into a dough. If it feels too dry, add a little more glue, or even a splash of water if your sand was very dry. If it feels too sloppy, add a little more cornstarch. You should end up with some kind of clay or dough like material.
Once you have your clay, you can do whatever you want with it. Its a nice alternative sensory playdough for simply playing with, or you can make stuff with it.
We experimented with cookie cutters, playdough moulds and shells with some really nice results.
It was fun to do something with the extensive collection of teeny tiny shells that Jake insists on bringing home from the beach every weekend!
When you have your finished creations you can either leave them in a dry airy place overnight, or pop in a warm oven (100˚c) for 2-3 hours, or until hard throughout. This will depend on how thick you have made your ornaments.
And you can use them as a pretty beach decorations for summer embellishments in your home, gifts (think footprints!), or props for small world and imaginary play. Lovely, and lots of creative fun!facebook and pinterest too!