Well, heres the instructable, How to make clay!
This instructable will be explaining how to make a type of clay is made from not rocky stuff, but food. The clay is easy to make and you can easily get the ingredients from most food stores. You can keep this type of clay for a very long time if stored in a air-tight container in a cool dark place. It also has another advantage, instead of most types of clay that needs to be baked to solidify, it can be air-dried to solidified, so that clay is a bit 'green' too, you don't have to waste electric or gas just to solidify clay models.
And one more thing... This type of clay is great for all ages!
Step 1: Time to go shopping!
- 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1 tablespoon of cream of tarter
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of oil
- 2 cups of water,
And the tools...
- Anything that can boil water
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Cookie sheet
- food coloring
- Carving tools
- Cookie cutter
- Large needle
- Or what ever you think it is the best!
Step 2: Boil the water
Add water into anything that can boil water, preferably a pot. Start boiling the water and if you are going to make colored clay, add a few drops of food coloring now. (Note to kids: you will need your parents supervision to boil water.)
Step 3: Add stuff into the bowl
Step 4: Mix in the oil
Step 5: Mix together!
If you like, you can add a little vanilla extract to the mixture to make aromatic clay!
Step 6: Knead the mixture
Step 7: Play with it!
You now made the clay that is cheap to make compared to the expensive store-bought clay!
Now you can hand it over to your little kids to play with. And after they have done playing with it, store the clay in an air-tight containers to retain its moisture so it can be used again!
Make models out of clay and let it dry out in air (never bake this type of clay, it will ruin it) and then paint it!
Make pottery out of that clay, carve it with your carving tools or something like that, then air-dry it, and paint it!
I hope you enjoyed this instructable!
If you have any questions, or need help, or found an error, or anything, make a comment! I like comments!