This is the best homemade modeling clay I’ve found. It’s light, oh-so-soft, and has a texture similar to playdough. And it even dries without flaking or crumbling!
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 cups baking soda
1 ¼ cup water
1 cup cornstarch
Optional sealer: Shellac, Acrylic spray or clear nail polish
Mix the baking soda and cornstarch in a saucepan. Slowly add water into and stir over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
It will thicken up pretty quickly.
Once it’s almost the same thickness as playdough, remove from heat and dump onto a clean surface. Cover with a dishtowel until cool. Once cool, knead the dough until smooth and start forming the dough.
(Big Brother wanted to reenact the story of David and Goliath, so he chose to make five smooth stones. Love that kid!)
Allow your creations to dry overnight before painting them. If you choose to seal your designs you can do so with shellac, acrylic spray or even clear nail polish!
I’ll be sharing our final creation later in the week, but until then I’ll leave you with this beaut…
Yep, I made it.