Sunday, 8 September 2013

Cornflour Clay which can be air dried and painted

Cornflour clay (cooked on the hob)
What you need:
2 cups of salt                     Cup
1 1/2 cups of water           Measuring jug
1 cup of cornflour              Large saucepan
                                          Small bowl
                                         Wooden spoon
How to make:
  1. Put 2 cups of salt and two thirds of a cup of water into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Meanwhile, put the cornflour into a bowl and gradually stir in two thirds of a cup of water.
  3. When the water and salt mixture has boiled, remove from the heat and stir into this, the cornflour and water mixture.
  4. Return to the hob and heat slowly, stirring all the time.
  5. When this has begun to thicken, remove from the heat and stir until the mixture is very stiff.
  6. Turn out onto a lightly cornfloured surface and knead well.
  7. When cool, store in an airtight container.
This clay can be air dried in approximately 72 hours - depending on the size of the finished item, and then it can be painted,
WARNING: The cornflour clay looks very tempting to young children at this stage and can be very hot when removed from the pan.  Not suitable for children to make!
You finished clay should be strong enough to make something similar to the picture above.
Have fun x

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