Claydo Recipe - Air Hardening Clay

by alexis

This is the air hardening clay recipe we use.

  1. Pour 2 cups of all purpose flour

  2. pour 1 cup of salt

  3. pour 1/4 cup of cornstarch

  4. pour 1/4 cup of white glue

  5. add water until it feels like dough

  6. if it doesn't feel right or look right try adding more glue!

  7. Have fun - enjoy the recipe - hope you like it!


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Aug 30, 2014
Handprint from 52 years ago?
by: Chris

I'm going to try the air hardening modeling clay for my 2 upcoming 4-yr. preschool art classes to make pressed handprints. I think I'll practice once, 1st, but ..
What in the world did my Kdg. teacher use 52 years ago???
I just made one for my grandson using salt dough and cooked it in the oven at 300'F for 1 1/2 hours. It bubbled I the center of the palm-area and didn't get fully cooked inside. I presume I'll make it less thick for my 4-yr. olds, but... Maybe I kneaded it too much...

May 19, 2013
Nice recipe
by: Anonymous

If your having problems with the consistency, like the dough keeping its shape, add more cornstarch. It xxhelps a lot, and also knead the dough like you would with bread.
This is a really good recipie though.

Jan 31, 2013
best recipe
by: Coupon_cheryl

Best recipe out there...I tried 3-4 recipes and this one was the only one that worked time after time!

Jul 23, 2012
Squooshy Blobby
by: Anonymous

It was hard to get the consistency correct-- once it was no longer crumbling, then suddenly it was too squooshy. Not as in sticky-wet, but squooshy as in when we tried to make shapes any lines, marks, or separations tended to flow back together into blobbishness instead of staying defined. Didn't have much structural integrity-- tried to roll out a snake and have its head lifted just a little, and the head kept sinking down. Very small pieces just crumbled as we tried to shape them (even with the squooshiness!). It rolled into marble shapes (we made planets) and egg shapes and simple snakes just fine, though!

Nov 01, 2011
by: Anonymous

is 1.4 a quarter cup or a little less than 1 and a half?

Julie says
Hmm.. I hadn't spotted that. I would think she means a quarter. I will try it out over the weekend and update.

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