Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Break: Day 4

The girls & I made oven baked clay today. I got the recipe from one of my favorite books: Weekends with the Kids by Sara Perry.
The recipe is simply mixing a 1 pd. box of baking soda with 1 CUP of cornstarch in a pot. Add 1 1/2 CUPS of water & stir on med-low heat until it forms a ball. Then scoop it out onto a lightly cornstarched area until it cools enough to handle. Knead until smooth. Wrap tightly in saran wrap when not in use. Stores for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
Ours never really formed a ball & was a bit sticky, so as I was kneading I kept dusting with lots of cornstarch.
The girls & I just played with the clay today. We'll bake with it tomorrow. I found some fun projects to make. I'll cue you in on the rest of the recipe tomorrow--the "oven" part.

And later this evening while daddy was out taking the 5 year old on a date, Zoey & I made friendship bracelets. The how-to for the easy knotting technique we used is found HERE & from none other than my favorite crafty chik Jessica, a.k.a. jek-in-the-box.
Tomorrow the Summer Reading Program at the library begins. Yay! I'm glad to have some help in entertaining my kidlets during some of these summer days!


  1. Loved the idea, but could you specify the quantities of the ingredients? (specifically the basking soda... in oz or preferably grams... if available).


  2. Hi Gigi!
    The 1 pound box is 16 ounces.
    Have fun!
    ♥ Nikki

  3. HI! thanks for this idea! My 4 year old and I did it today and I went to and found some cute ideas. The recipe on there called for 1 1/4 c. of water, so maybe that's why yours was so sticky? We have had so much fun, but I'm pretty sure I'll be cleaning up cornstarch for a while:) Tomorrow we bake and paint!


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