Home-Made Clay Crafts For KidsWheat Flour Photo Frame
By Rajashree Nedungadi
Art and craft can probably be divided into three broad categories-- painting, clay craftand paper craft. While most of us are apprehensive about painting and others are unawareof the magnitude and range of paper as a medium, all of us use clay in some or other formin our daily life.My definition of clay would be anything that is available in a powder form in the market- Plaster of Paris, ceramic powder, marble powder and any others to which adhesive can be added and of which moulding clay can be made.
How To Make Clay At Home
In the twelve years I’ve been in this profession, I have worked with various media likesoap, cornflour, various powders from the market, bread and even regular wheat flour .Anything that can be converted into a dough form can be used as moulding clay. Now let me share some interesting home-made recipes for clay with you.
Cornstarch Or Cornflour Clay
1. One cup of cornflour 2. One and half cups of cold water 3. Two cups soda bi- carbonate or salt4. Food colouringMix salt and water and heat the mix, but do not let it boil. Once it is mixed well, removefrom fire and add cornflour. Keep mixing. If it is not thick enough, reheat it slightly.
1. One cup clean sand2. One cup water 3. One cup cornflour Mix all the ingredients and heat on a low flame, stirring continuously. Once a lump isformed, remove and let it cool. This mixture will have an interesting texture.