Recipes for Crafts & Projects
|Bakeable Clay (good for larger projects)
2 cups plain flour
2 cups salt
3/4 cups slightly warm water (food coloring can be added to water)
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Stir together flour and salt. Make a well in the flour mixture and add the water and oil. Knead the dough for about ten minutes. Let the dough rest for 15-30 minutes.
Line a baking tray with aluminum foil, make the shapes you want, and bake in the oven at 150 - 200 degrees or until hard. The time will vary, depending on how big the project pieces are. If the dough rises, that means the oven is too warm. Pricking the bubbled spots that have risen with a needle or straight pin will usually release the air. Turn the heat down just a bit and move the baking sheet to a different, cooler position in the oven if possible.
After the entire project is finished, spray clear acrylic over it to make your salt clay products last longer.
Spice Craft Dough (good for ornaments)
1 cup water
1/3 cup dish soap
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
Combine ingredients and enjoy. Great to use on a hot fall afternoon or a restless spring day.
Make Your Own Watercolors
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon glycerin
2 drops of food coloring (your choice of colors)
1 teaspoon water
In a small bowl, add the baking soda and vinegar. Mix. When the baking soda mixture stops foaming, add the cornstarch and glycerin. Add the food coloring. If this mixture feels too thick, add a little bit of water till the right consistency. Store the watercolors in a tightly covered jar. Baby food jars are perfect for this. (This recipe will make 1/4 cup of paint)
1 part Sta Flo Liquid Starch
1 part Elmer's White Glue (NOT Elmer's School Glue or NOT Washable)
Food coloring (optional)
Mix glue and starch together until it feels like a putty. If desired, add food coloring and mix thoroughly. When not in use, Silly Putty may be stored in an airtight container.