Homemade Sculpey Clay

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Introduction: Homemade Sculpey Clay

About: I make a variety of projects on instructables. I enjoy making flea free soaps for my dogs and have an interest in candle making and painting/drawing. I also enjoy to cook and bake and crafting. Enjoy taking c…

Sculpey clay is expensive, that's why I used this recipe

Step 1: Ingredients

2 cups cornstarch

2 cups baking soda

2 cups water

Step 2: Steps

Place the baking soda and cornstarch in a pan
Place on stove top on medium
Add the water and mix
Watch the clay and continue stirring because it will burn very quickly
When it gets the consistency of mashed potatoes, stop the burner and place on counter
Knead the clay ontology silky and place in plastic bag for storage

Step 3: Results

The clay is ready to mold and bake

4 People Made This Project!

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77 Comments

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Krista71
Krista71

1 year ago

I appreciate you taking the time to post this recipe for others to try. I am sadly, not surprised by some of the unpleasant, ill-mannered people who feel the need to share their negative thoughts/opinions/insults with everyone as if it were of some great importance. How lovely of them, to take the time to let us know their negative opinions. When someone takes the time to do something kind, helpful to some, it's sad that people feel the need to pick it apart, share negative worthless opinions. I pity them, they must feel bad inside, lacking something that drives them to try to make others feel bad for an action that was meant to be kind. It seems that's becoming more common than people just trying to be kind to each other. More people need to try to appreciate the effort others give, quit judging, quit sharing your negativity, try to be more kind, if you can't just try being quiet. It won't kill you.

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Ka6
Ka6

Reply 1 day ago

Perfectly said 😊, yes they're are unhappy miserable people who don't feel good unless they bring others down.

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LindaB384
LindaB384

4 years ago

I do not see how long to bake it for the home made clay sculpey clay

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BritneyJ2
BritneyJ2

Reply 3 years ago

.... it says in step 2 cook until it's as thick as mashed potatoes and remove from heat. No specific cook time

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SkyZynda
SkyZynda

Reply 6 months ago

I’m pretty sure she meant as far as baking the creation made out of clay from this recipe. Because I was wondering the same thing… how hot to set oven, and for how long..? Guess I’ll just go off of store bought Sculpey directions, as far as the baking part goes 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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Sherrrry30
Sherrrry30

Reply 3 years ago

No, thats to Make the clay, not to Bake the clay, Linda is right, the article dosen't give a baking time.

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lafaye58
lafaye58

Reply 9 months ago

If your talking about how long to bake it after you've sculpt with it. I read in one reply to bake at 200 F for 1 hour.

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Chashathaway
Chashathaway

Tip 8 months ago

This stuff’s great. Generally as strong as sculpey after cooking, just NOT as water safe after cooking. I had one figurine made of this out in my garden where it got weather and sprinkler and its head exploded. 🙃 But crafts I’ve made with this that I’ve kept inside and dry are super durable even years later.

As for cooking time, I can’t say for sure yet, since in the winter I set it on aluminum on top of my wood stove in the winter, and in the summer I set it on the dashboard of my car in the sun for a day, and both get it perfect. I have burned it a time or two, but it didn’t matter since I painted it after anyway. Still tough and long lasting.

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lafaye58
lafaye58

Question 9 months ago on Step 1

After making how long does one bake it for?

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D2kfour
D2kfour

Question 1 year ago on Step 1

How long and at what temp do you bake this?

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HHLINH
HHLINH

Answer 1 year ago

Keep the heat low as the dough may burn. It is not necessary to have the exact temperature, but let the fire be normal or low.

I use Google translate so there may be typos

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maxford
maxford

6 years ago

Re step 2- "clay ontology silky"- what?? lol

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justsomeguyjones
justsomeguyjones

Reply 1 year ago

It is kind of funny if you are in to philosophy.

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justsomeguyjones
justsomeguyjones

Reply 1 year ago

Pretty sure it was meant to say “until”, but you know how pesky autocorrect can be!

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pennyboo1962-
pennyboo1962-

1 year ago

I like this recipe, simple to make & fun to work with. My granddaughter & I have had such fun making ornaments & simple sculptures. Thank you for sharing Penny

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HerArtSheLoves
HerArtSheLoves

1 year ago

Misleading title, this is NOT polymer clay, you cannot make it at home. Misleading title.

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eboz64
eboz64

6 years ago

WOW! If I didn't know better I'd swear I was reading comments from a bunch of children... I cannot believe adults are so small-minded and spiteful. If you look directly under the comment box you typed in, there is a notice that says "We have a be nice comment policy - Please be POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE". This is a DIY website - stop arguing, stop acting like you know it all. Leave a comment if you have tried this recipe and tell of your personal experience with it - leave ALL of the petty bs arguments and your personal opinions of other people out of it. **This is a very good recipe for doing some basic ornamental designs, and an awesome medium for children. You can bake it @200° for an hour or so, but air-drying is better. Paint when completely dry and use a clear coat to seal.

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CeruleanBlue_15
CeruleanBlue_15

Reply 1 year ago

Not to be rude but, thats kinda hippocritical you know...

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JoshuatreeJeep
JoshuatreeJeep

Reply 2 years ago

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 This is a wonderful alternative to the store bought. I like that it can also air dry & safe for play by all. Thank you for being so kind as to share your recipe with everyone

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abbottbrookssherry
abbottbrookssherry

Reply 3 years ago

ty I cant believe how many replies I had to read to find directions for baking.