As always I was looking around on Instagram and Pinterest to get new inspiration for projects. I always like to both pin and like a lot of posts but I never seem to get around to actually doing the projects. Do any of you feel the same? I really need to figure out a way to plan and execute the projects that I find.
Anyway, I found this really simple recipe for a hobby clay where you only use everyday household ingredients and for the upcoming holiday (easter) I thought that would be a fun way to decorate the easter table.
Here is what you’ll need:
1 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup glue (Elmer’s School Glue)
2 tsp. lemon
2 tsp. baby oil
See? Very few ingredients and you can get them all at the daily store.
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat it up slowly. If it’s too dry add some more baby-oil. Keep stirring the pot until the clay becomes even. Then pour the clay out onto a piece of cooking sheet where you knead the clay until it is ready to be formed as you like.
Cut out the clay with cookie cutters or form the clay with your hands. The clay can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight plastic bag and after you have finished forming your pieces you can put them in the refrigerator for a couple of days to let it harden.
I made a bowl for my jewellery by rolling out a piece of clay and then placing a cup on top of it and cutting the edges. Then I turned the cup upside down and placed the clay on top of it and let it rest in the refrigerator for the next couple of days. I then painted it with a purple base and then took a sponge and dipped it in a copper color and put that on top of the purple.
One problem that I encountered were the surface of the clay that seemed to crack in some places. I am guessing that that can be prevented by using more baby oil and maybe a little less corn starch than what I did. Otherwise I really liked this simple recipe and definitely recommend it to others 🙂