Clay From an Egg Carton.




Introduction: Clay From an Egg Carton.

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I love to reuse and repurpose. Here is an idea how to make clay from egg carton.


Egg carton, home made glue

Step 1:

Tear the egg carton to pieces and soak it in the water for 8 - 12 hours. Take the pieces from the water and squeeze them so most of the water goes out.

Step 2:

Blend the pieces in to mass. Prepare glue. You will need 4 tbs of rice or wheat flour. Mix it in 200 ml of cold water, add 200 ml of hot water and cook for 2-3 min on medium heat. Mix during cooking. Put in a glass dish, let it cool down.

Step 3:

Mix glue with the paper mass.

Step 4:

Mix it well with hands and you are ready to create! I continue to do a little figurine, but you can use this clay for any project including papier mache.

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    11 months ago on Step 4

    I'm confused about the "glue" - is it just water and flour? Is there no other ingredient to slow/stop bacterial growth?

    And also, I am assuming items made with this clay just air dry? We've been having terrible trouble with humidity lately, could I put it in a super low temp oven for awhile or is that just stupid?

    How long can it be kept in a container after it's made?


    Reply 11 months ago

    I used only water and flour. You can add salt to stop the bacteria. I made small amount, used it all. Yes, just air dry. I assume you could try to put it in the oven or maybe try a hair dryer?