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Air Dry Clay

use this to make ornaments, magnets or other decorations
Keyword air dry clay, art, arts & crafts, crafts, diy clay, hands on activity, kids activities, magnets, ornaments, rainy day activity
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author dez the bakist


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • mix all ingredients in a medium sized pan until no longer clumpy but smooth
  • turn stove to med heat and start cooking mixture, stirring constantly so it does not burn on bottom
  • once it starts to thicken it will only take a few more minutes, keep stirring
  • when mixture becomes more like a dough that holds together pull off heat and scoop into a container to cool. cover with a damp cloth so that it does not dry out
  • while cooling gather whatever items you want to use with clay (rolling pin, cookie cutters, toys, leaves herbs to make imprints) also grab a small bowl of some cornstarch to have on hand while playing with clay and a platter or cookie sheet to put finished pieces on to dry
  • when dough is cool enough, pull desired size piece out and make your item or design! Just keep the rest of the dough covered so it does not start drying out
  • place items on a platter or cookie sheet and let dry overnight
  • the next day turn pieces over and let dry or another day
  • then you are done!


If dough seems to wet use cornstarch while playing with it
If it is too dry add a tiny bit of water at a time.