Bring your imagination to life when you learn how to make natural and non-toxic modelling clay at home. This is the perfect opportunity to make fun shapes as a family. Try making sculptures that remind you of vacation!

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
2 teaspoons of baking soda or powder
1 cup of hot water
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
Food coloring
Essential oils (optional)

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Step 1

Start by mixing all of the dry ingredients together in a pot. Then add the oil and hot water. Stir it all together.

Step 2

Ask an adult to help you “cook” the pot over medium heat until the mixture thickens.

Step 3

When the clay begins to peel away from the bottom of the pot, take it off the heat and let it cool down.

Step 4

Set the clay on a flat surface and start kneading it. If you want to give it a nice scent, you can add a few drops of vanilla or almond essential oil.

Step 5

Divide your ball of clay into as many colors as you want to make. Put a few drops of the food coloring of your choice into each ball. Knead the clay again until you achieve the desired color.

Step 6

Your clay is ready! You can create any shape that you wish. The clay will keep for several months in an air tight container.

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