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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71 Comments

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Krista71
Krista71

1 day 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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maxford
maxford

5 years ago

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

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justsomeguyjones
justsomeguyjones

Reply 5 weeks ago

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

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justsomeguyjones
justsomeguyjones

Reply 5 weeks ago

Pretty sure it was meant to say β€œuntil”, but you know how pesky autocorrect can be!

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pennyboo1962-
pennyboo1962-

2 months 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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D2kfour
D2kfour

Question 2 months ago on Step 1

How long and at what temp do you bake this?

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HerArtSheLoves
HerArtSheLoves

4 months ago

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

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eboz64
eboz64

5 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 @200Β° 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 5 months ago

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

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JoshuatreeJeep
JoshuatreeJeep

Reply 10 months ago

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» 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 1 year ago

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

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pokerella
pokerella

5 years ago

I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THIS,POLYMER CLAY IS SO COSTLY.

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mrhird
mrhird

Reply 6 months ago

It really isn't polymer clay. It may be a nice clay for simple projects, but will not be suitable for anything complex.

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suehod
suehod

Question 11 months ago on Step 1

Hi - I want to use this recipe for a class of about 25 learners. They are going to sculpt large birds/figures about half a metre to a metre high. How long will it take to dry - we have a sunny climate, but it is winter, with temperatures around 15 degrees C.

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mrhird
mrhird

Answer 6 months ago

I don't think this clay would be appropriate for such a large sculpture, as it would likely crack.

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Libby61
Libby61

11 months ago

Sculpey has polyvinyl chloride and you cannot replicate that at home with these ingredients.

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Ninzerbean
Ninzerbean

5 years ago

Sculpey is made from PVC (poly vinyl chloride) with a plasticizer added to it. I met the inventor once. He came to my home and when he and his wife saw how much of the stuff I was working with he told me not to touch it with my hands any more without gloves - and to eat lots of vegetables.

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Eleyan
Eleyan

Reply 1 year ago

Do not heat above 350F, do not use with hot wire or hot knife, do not allow contact with open flame.. Do not use microwave oven for baking. Do not exceed oven temperature or cooking time. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water. Hazardous decomposition product: hydrochloric acid vapor. If overheating occurs, turn off oven, open windows and leave room until vapors are clear. Hope this helps. It is from a 2012 MSDS sheet for Premo Sculpey, but does not relate to the instructable above.

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kittenfangs
kittenfangs

Reply 5 years ago

Huh? I'm pretty sure you never met the inventor of Sculpey.