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...

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

3 People Made This Project!

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59 Discussions

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Ninzerbean
Ninzerbean

4 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 2 months 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 4 years ago

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

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Ninzerbean
Ninzerbean

Reply 4 years ago

I was ordering 100 pounds at the time (wholesale) and when the inventor and his wife were vacationing in Ft Lauderdale they saw me at an art show - they recognized the work I was selling was made from Sculpey, I gave them my card and they came over to visit. They were old, the last name started with a Z and that is all I remember besides their comments. I didn't know I would be mentioning it 25 years later and would need proof or I would have taken photos.

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DonaldG29
DonaldG29

Reply 4 years ago

Six degrees of separation is all that separates all people on the planet. This, curiously is the average amount of steps a Columbia university study needed to deliver email with 48000 senders and 19 targets. Also, honey combs have six sides and 3 6es are the number of the beast, so therefore email and honey are products of the devil!! ( I love Jeff Beck logic). LOL.

No really, the six degree thing is real. dont really know if honey is satanic, though i doubt it is.

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noahspurrier
noahspurrier

Reply 4 years ago

I believe you. It doesn't sound implausible.

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steve.fenster.5
steve.fenster.5

Reply 4 years ago

If you do a search on polymer clays you will find that they are, or at least were made with polyvinylchloride and that the plasticizer had potential endocrine effects. It is extraordinary that people have to be "pretty sure" that someone else's experience is not possible.

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loachridge
loachridge

Reply 4 years ago

LMAO

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probablepossible
probablepossible

Reply 4 years ago

Due to a low thyroid condition, I have really bad fingernails-- they are thin and they split. When I'm working with sculpey daily, as I do sometimes, they get wonderfully thick and strong. I know those plasticizers are bad for me, but i sure do like what they do for my nails :/

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eboz64
eboz64

4 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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abbottbrookssherry
abbottbrookssherry

Reply 9 months ago

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

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MarcyV2
MarcyV2

Question 10 months ago on Introduction

What is the "life" on this clay and can it be painted, maybe with an acrylic?

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branika182
branika182

12 months ago

I'm pretty sure you don't need to bake it. I'm gunna guess Its air dryed. Its almost exactactaly the same as the homemade cold porcelain clay that I make, same ingredients, same way to make it on the stove. And air dryed.

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212644
212644

1 year ago

I love this it comes out very soft and easy to bake i dont know what time but amazing

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LindaB384
LindaB384

2 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 1 year 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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Sherrrry30
Sherrrry30

Reply 1 year 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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zhaozhao66
zhaozhao66

3 years ago

Is there anyone share prodcuts using the materials made by this recipe?

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natalie_androl
natalie_androl

3 years ago

how long do i bske it for and at ehat temperature