Summer Series–2 Ingredient No Bake Clay

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Hey peeps!  So today I am back with my Summer Series.  If you missed the first post where we made “Frozen” Glitter Gak you can go check it out here and see what the series is all about.  So far the kids are loving the little projects that we’ve been doing.  I’m excited to keep trying more stuff!  This weeks post is all about clay.  It’s easy, fast, fun, and cheap.  All the things I’m looking for while we do the series.  This clay is pretty awesome.  I don’t know that it would be much good for anything more than cutting out shapes but if you experiment with sculpting it at all I would love to know your results!

It doesn’t get much easier than this.  All you do is mix 2 parts cornstarch with 1 part school glue.  Mix, roll, and cut out.


I’ll go a little more in depth now.  When you mix the ingredients start off by stirring with a spoon.  When you can’t really stir anymore get in there with your hands.  It’s gross but just knead it until you get a nice ball.  We rolled ours out in between 2 sheets of parchment paper.  I would say our dough was between 1/8-1/4″ thick and it worked well.  We will roll it out to the same size next time.  Once you have it rolled, cut it out with cookie cutters and put it somewhere to dry for 24-48 hours.  We let ours dry for a few days but that’s just because we were busy and didn’t have time to paint them but they were dry by the next day.

Once they are dry get out all your paint supplies and let your kids go to town!

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Look at those paint action shots.  Mad photography skills I tell ya!  We decided to add some glitter after everything was all painted.  What can I say?  We like glitter over here!  We may get some magnets and glue them onto the back but that will have to be next time we get to the store.  Here is the finished product.


And let me just brag for a second.  Do you see that sunflower in the middle right-ish side of the picture?  One of my girls had a scalloped circle that she cut out.  She decided it needed something else so she got a smaller circle and made an indent in the middle and rolled some extra dough to make a stem and leaves.  She does not get her creativity from her momma!

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  1. Fiona says:

    This is such a simple, yet fantastic idea! I am going to use this recipe with the kids at the daycare where I work to make Christmas ornaments. A pencil to poke a hole in them should work so children can hang their decorations on their Christmas tree at home.

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