Fun recipe for homemade modeling clay

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By Linda Ferraro

Here is a recipe for a great crafty session with your kids: a non-toxic and eco-friendly homemade modeling clay that will entertain your kids for hours!

Kids love to tap into their creative sides and express themselves with colors, shapes, and storytelling. A classic favorite of children around the world is modeling clay (or Play-Doh, arguably the most popular brand). Although most modeling clays commercialized for children are non-toxic, there is a fun and easy way to make your own “kid-safe” product!

Homemade modeling clay – Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda (or baking powder)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (olive or sunflower)
  • A few drops of food colouring (blue, red, green, pink, etc.) of your choosing
modeling clay is fun
Working with modeling clay is fun and easy!

Homemade modeling clay – Step-by-step preparation:

Pour the flour, salt, and baking soda in a saucepan, then add the water and the oil and stir well. Heat until thickened. When the dough starts to form, remove from heat.

Knead the dough, then add the dye and continue to knead until the color is uniform. Leave to cool. You can keep the cold dough in a sealed package for months.

This recipe is easy to make, 100% natural, and environmentally friendly!

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