how to make homemade modelling clay

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 remember that you can also make your own modeling at home? Through these easy steps, you can make homemade modeling clay.


First, you will 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 these ingredients into a clean bowl. You will be needing a spoon to combine all of it.

After it, you will add a little warm water then mix it all until it becomes clumpy. You will 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 tight, now is the time you will add a little bit of oil to make it softer.

Always remember that the oil that you will put will be enough because it might affect the consistency of your dough. All you need to do is to repeat the process until your clay already has the right texture.

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 colors, add a few drops on your clay so that you will 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 colors, you can create a beautiful model that you wish to, and since the clay that you made is the 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 modeling clay that you can also use as a display in your house.

 To make it more beautiful, you can also use different fun crafts to decorate it. You can use paint and or glitter glue to add a little style to your sculpture.

See, that is just how easy to make a lump of homemade clay. With less cost, you can be creative and make a lump of clay that is only made of home ingredients.