Joyces no-mess way to make clay
Recipe :3 cups of flour1 cup salt
1 cup oil 1/2 cup oil 1 cup water
Put the ingredients in a plastic bag and seal. Then you can mix them without making any mess.
Thanks Joyce - that sounds like a nice easy way to make clay. I am guessing a large ziploc type bag would be good for this.
I have used this method before with my silly putty recipe
and it works well.
Thanks for sharing!Update Feb 2012:
A lot of you seem to think this clay is oily so I have reduced the amount to 1/5 cup. The oil gives the clay some elasticity, so if the clay is a bit crumbly, then you may need to add more. I found this clay sometimes needed a lot of kneading to get it to stick together and be a flexible dough, depending on which flour I used.
Please don't just dump all the ingredients into the bag and expect perfect results every time. Everyone uses different flour and oil - so you will need to experiment a little around the recipe to get a good clay. Please read my instructions on how to make playdough
before you start.