Friday, April 16, 2010

All-Natural Play Clay

This is another Family Fun find, I love that magazine! I did turn out fairly dry but nothing some extra water couldn't fix! We made the brown (chocolate) clay but, as you can see in the directions below, there are different options. Try experimenting to see what different colors you can come up with!

1 cup flour
3/8 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Natural Dye
BROWN: 3/8 cup plus one tablespoon hot water and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
FUCHSIA: 3/8 cup hot beet juice (we used the liquid from a 15-ounce can of beets)
ORANGE: 3/8 cup hot water and 1 tablespoon paprika
YELLOW: 3/8 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon turmeric

In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the oil and your chosen natural dye, and stir well.

Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes. If the clay is too soft, add a bit more flour.

Store the clay in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

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