05 December 2012
A Variation on Salt Clay
Recipe is as follows -
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup water
Very simple, with cheap ingredients, seemed like a winner.
This mixture needs to be cooked on the stove to form a clay but working with it before it was cooked was where the fun was.
------->If you placed your hand on the surface of the mixture, your hand sank down into it like melted ice cream.
------->If you punched the surface with your fist as hard as you could (and why would you NOT), your hand BOUNCED off the surface as if it was a solid piece of wood!
That was 30 minutes of entertainment for the monkeys and I.
Put it in a pot and on the stove over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it resembles thin mashed potatoes.
Dump it out onto a cookie sheet dusted with a little cornstarch until it cools enough to kneed with your hands until smooth.
I brought it into school with a bin of cookie cutters to make some little ornaments with one of my classes.
Let dry, then bake at 175 F for 15 minutes.
We may decide to paint these after the kids come back next week.