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Homemade Modelling Clay

After the success I had with our Bubble Dough and One Minute Playdough Ive been experimenting with other ingredients and Im so very excited about this outcome!
 I mixed half a cup  of PVA glue (white glue) with 1 cup of cornstarch / cornflour, and got this wonderful modelling clay.
 
Its soft, light and malleable, not sticky at all. 
 Its easy to shape and mould
 and is just like store bought modelling clay
 It is obviously white, which is great if you want to paint it after its dried, or you could add food colouring to the glue if you want it coloured to model with. 
Jake really enjoyed playing with it too, as its a lovely light dough like texture... 
 ...and asked me to make him a heart, so I did :) 
We popped it in the oven at 100Âșc for about an hour and a half to see if it would harden like modelling clay and it did! 
We also left a ball of it out and it also harden by air drying over night! 

I love discovering simple to make materials like this and we'll definitely be experimenting with colours and painting afterwards.  

Jake has already found out that it takes crayons very well. :)


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39 comments:

  1. This is so fabulous! We are going to try to fit this in today and make some fossil prints with it!

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  2. Love this!!!!! Trying this out today or tomorrow. I bet sharpies would work great on it. I have made the baking soda clay before which is also nice but you have to cook it. I bet it is nice to touch as well with the corn flour in it.

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  3. This is cool. I'm so lazy I tend to stick with the dough I know, but I might be tempted to try this as it only had two ingredients and no cooking (unless you want to garden it)

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  4. Awesome, thanks for sharing! My kiddo and I will have to try this out in the next week or two. :)

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  5. Great idea going to try thisdayilove.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. gran idea!!!
    Gracias por compartir!!

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  7. Fantastic! I'm going to try this soon with my little ones- maybe we'll make some clay "cookies" for our new play kitchen!

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  8. I can't believe you made another homemade material! What a great example you set for your kids, their own mom experimenting for their benefit :)

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  9. I cannot wait to try this! I was looking at this at my kitchen table and my boys kept asking about it. A must make during this mid winter break.

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  10. LOVE this! I can see my older two being amused with modeling with this clay for hours.

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  11. I remember making this in 3rd grade. I forgot all about it! (it has been 30 years)
    I need to do this for the kiddies in my family. Thanks for the reminder of this simple recipe.

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  12. This makes me wish my kids were still small! Do I HAVE to wait for grandchildren to play?!?!?

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  13. That looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing! I've pinned and plan on trying this asap.

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  14. This is brilliant! I can't wait to try this out (and thankfully I buy glue by the gallon so we can make loads of it!). Just pinned!

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  15. It looks great! I can't believe it only takes two ingredients!

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing this, it is awesome. We played with it for ages and then did painted hand prints into it :)

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  17. I have used the model magic stuff and if you take water color markers-ex. crayola- and poke one color in several times and then a second color then pull the clay and fold it over and over and then roll it into a ball,,, you get tie dyed clay! lots of fun, just don't mix too much or it turns to mud color.

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  18. I am always excited to have new people joining For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Love this post so much I am featuring it this week!! Hope to have you back to share with us again soon! xoxox

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  19. Hi! Saw this featured on Sun Scholars.What a great idea and I love that it can be colored on with crayon. Pinned and now following you via G+.

    Jackie
    www.thenonmarthamomma.com

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  20. Wonderful Idea. I pinned it and am going to try it out making my Tadeo Turtle.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  21. Hi again. I would like to add this to my Crafting Saturdays Showcase on my blog in April.
    Please email me with permission to use one of your pictures. I am linking to your post. authorjaniscox@gmail.com
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  22. Fantastic! I want to try this with my boys. I just need to replenish my white glue collection first!

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  23. Just about to mix up a triple batch of this cool stuff...making "medals" for an obstacle course birthday party. I'll make the discs from your dough recipe and the kids will decorate with marker.

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  24. Awesome :) Winter school holidays coming up, I will definitely be trying this one (and the bubble dough again)

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  25. Help please just gave this a go but mine seems to be really crumbly but sticky? What do I do with help TIA

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  26. Mine is either crumbly or runny not pretty fluffy white clay :(

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  27. I put mine in a mixer on high and gradually added cornstarch and it fixed mine! YAY!!

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