Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Modeling clay

It's been a rainy day here today so perfect weather for an indoor tactile activity. This is our version of modelling clay. The kids had a great time with it all and it kept them amused for the best part of an hour. We used our playdough cutters and some kitchen utensils to make our masterpieces.

Jacob enjoyed rolling the dough and finding different shapes to cut out as well as making his own creations.

Esme decided that she just wanted to use the knife to cut hers. I was kept busy trying to pick up all the bits off the floor before our bunny got to them. Hmmm, perhaps I should have put the bunny away before we did this activity!

Here are some of the final creations before being cooked. I added holes to the middle of them so that when they are cooked we can paint them and then thread them onto some string.

And the recipe in case you want to make it yourself!

Modelling clay


1 cup salt
1 cup flour


Mix the salt and flour, add enough water so that it feels like clay - we used about 1/2 cup
Cook in the oven at 200 degrees until firm

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amandab said...

I have been seeing a couple of these posts around and will definitely have to give it a go. I know Princess would love to make her own beads. :)

Kebeni said...

can't wait to see the painted product. Do they go mouldy eventually? I found that happened with ours after awhile

Nadiah said...

Oh wow, that's so easy. When you first wrote "modelling clay" I assumed you had gone out and bought some. I have to keep this one filed somewhere - Entropy Boy's attention span isn't quite up to this one yet, but in a year or so I reckon we could make a nice mobile or something similar from this.

@Kebeni Yes, I want to see what they look like fired as well. I wonder if you could paint them?

life in a pink fibro said...

I'm so impressed you get an hour out of any activity! Looks like fun.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the recipe!!!

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

They will look fabulous painted I am sure. I will have to add this to my list of things to try, thanks for sharing :)

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