“Smoother than Salt Dough” Clay

1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup water
optional: food coloring (or color with magic markers after)

To make the clay:Mix cornstarch and baking powder. Add the water and stir over medium-high heat. As the water evaporates the dough will form and thicken. Take it off the heat when it looks like mashed potatoes. Place in another container, cover and let cool.

Knead until smooth. If too sticky, add more cornstarch.

Let air dry or bake at 175 degrees F. on a foil/parchment lined cookie sheet. Our owls took a an hour turning them over halfway through.

When our kids were young we lived in New Jersey and one of our favorite places to go to feed our creativity was the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA. We were introduced to Model Magic clay there.

This dough resembles Crayola’s Model Magic—and you can color it with magic markers. Just draw right on the clay, then mix it in. It actually looks really cool when it has swirls of color in it!

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