Monday, 29 July 2013

Homemade modeling clay

WE made this dough today and used it to make models from Alice in Wonderland. It is a very soft and nice to work with.


2 cups bicarb of soda
(you can order large boxes from Amazon)
1 cup corn flour
1 1/2 cups cold water


Put 2 cups of bicarb of soda, 1 cup of cornflour and 1 1/2 cups of cold water in a pan. Stir the ingredients until you have a smooth consistency.

Place the pan over the hob over a medium heat. Stir the mixture until it boils.

Continue stirring to remove any lumps and cook until it has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Keep a close watch on the pan and stir every few minutes to avoid burning the mixture.

Allow it to cool.
Then sprinkle a little cornflour on a clean kitchen surface and knead the mixture until pliable, then use as desired.

 Knead in more corn starch, a little at a time, as needed if the dough is too "wet".  Keeping a damp kitchen towel over the extra dough, it will keep for some time.  It could be coloured with food colouring at the cooking stage too!

We have left it on the window to dry and then we will paint our models! 

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