Make Your Own Clay

Looking for a fun summer project with the kids? Try making your own clay. This is an earth-friendly recipe with made from ingredients you probably already have, and it's also edible for those little ones who like to steal bites (but not tasty enough that they would want seconds).

1 Cup flour

1 Tbsp oil

½ Cup salt

1 Cup water

2 tsp. Cream of tartar

Food coloring or beet juice and carrot juice

Combine flour, salt, cream of tartar in bowl. Gradually stir liquids into dry ingredients. Stir in food coloring or juice (add small amounts at a time). Cook in saucepan over medium heat until a ball forms. Clay will darken slightly when cooked. Remove from heat and knead until smooth. If sticky, cook for a few minutes longer. Have fun – just be careful of the furniture!


  1. a good reminder to do this!

    I always use cornstartch and it turns out fine. We also use a packet of cherry kool-aide for a light pink color and great smell!

  2. As I scrolled down the page, my mouth watered at the sight of what I thought was sherbet and even in blue. What a surprise for me when I read what was beneath it. LOL Now, I wonder what flavor blue sherbet would be? Wish I still had young ones at home to make this yummy looking play dough. Love your newsletter.


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