Clay is one of the fun things to play with, through clay you can make a model of anything, you can create your own designs using different colors of clay. Children do love playing with clay because through it they are becoming imaginative and creative, by molding clay into different designs that they want. Through clay you can make a representation of some things, you can make a model of the earth, a flower, or even a replica of lollipops and or sweet candies, because it has many colors and it is easy to form even young adults are playing with it.
Clay are actually available in stores, it is pack in a box and sometimes you can buy it in separate colors, but did you know that you can also make your own modelling at home? Through these easy steps, you can make homemade modelling clay.
First you will just need to have this different household ingredient: 1 ¼ cup of flour, 1 ¼ cup of salt, 1 tablespoon cream of tartar, ¾ cup warm water and 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
After you have completed all the said ingredients, the next thing that you will need to do is to mix all this ingredients into a clean bowl, you will needing a spoon to mix all of it. After it you will add a little warm water then mix it all until it will become clumpy. You will just need to continue adding water and mixing it until it became a sticky dough.
After you have mix and you noticed that the mixture gets too tough, now is the time you will add a little bit of oil to make it softer, always remember that the oil that will you put will just be enough because it might affect the consistency of your dough. All you need to do is to repeat the process until your clay has already the right consistency.
Adding Color and Variations
To make it more colorful you can add the color that you will want using a food color, you can separate each for you to have different color, just add a few drops on your clay so that you will just get the right color that you will want. After it you can now put your clay on the refrigerator and if you’re ready to play with it you can now mold it in different shapes that you want. Using clay with different color, you can create a beautiful model that you want, and since the clay that you made is dough you can bake it for you to have a baked model of clay that you can preserve in many years. Through this you can create modelling clay that you can also use as a display in your house, to make it more beautiful you can also use different fun craft to decorate it, you can use paint and or glitter glue to add a little style on your sculpture.
See, that is just how easy to make a homemade clay, with the less cost, you can be creative and make a clay that is just made of home ingredients.