Thursday, December 6, 2012

Craft Time - Baking Soda Clay

After a week of doing this craft it is finally done. Normally it probably wouldn't take this long but my time with the girls are limited. I only see them twice a week and we usually only have an hour with just the three of us so, yes, time is very limited. It didn't help that I forgot to bring the stuff on Monday. Silly me.

So the girls and I made Baking Soda Clay.

You will need...
  • Baking Soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Warm Water
  • A saucepan
  • Measuring Cups
  • A wooden spoon or silicone spatula
  • Add 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cups of cornstarch, and 2/3 cups of warm water to the saucepan. Stir until everything is blended and smooth.
  • Put saucepan over medium heat and stir until it looks like mashed potatoes.
  • Once it's done, remove from saucepan and let cool. It doesn't take long. Once it's done cooling it's ready to use.

This can be air-dried or baked.
For air-dry, it takes two days to dry. Make sure you flip it every one in a while. I noticed that my creations cracked, only some of them. This might have been because I didn't flip them or because the temperature was inconsistent. I'm not certain since this is the first time I've used it.

For baking, I read somewhere that you can bake these at 175 degree for an hour. Just make sure you flip them half way through. If you happen to know where I read this, please let me know so I can put a reference.

The girls decided to make hand prints in their clay it it turned out fine. When everything was dry, the girls painted them. I helped Little One with hers.

I glazed theirs with Triple Thick. I have a huge jar of it I tried with my clay charms but I didn't like it as much as I liked Sculpey Glaze. Matter of opinion, I guess.