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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All-Natural Play Clay

Do your kids want some clay? Want to control what they come in contact with? Want them to be able to make their own clay? Then this post is for you!

1 c flour
3/4 c salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
natural dye (see below)

In medium bowl combine the flour & salt. Pour in the oil & your natural dye. Stir well. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes. If too soft add a bit more flour. Store clay in airtight containers in the fridge.

Natural Dye options
Brown: 3/8 c hot water + 4 tbsp cocoa powder
Fuchsia: 3/8 c hot beet juice
Orange: 3/8 c hot water + 1 tbsp paprika
Yellow: 3/8 c hot water + 1 tbsp tumeric