How to make homemade clay

You may not know this but pottery clay can be made using household items if only you are aware of how to do it. This may not be the clay that you want to use when you start doing some serious and professional pottery but it is definitely a great thing to start with. It is also a great thing to keep children busy at all times.

You will need a saucepan, flour or cornstarch, cold water, oil, salt, glycerin and white glue. Mix 2 cups of flour and a cup of salt and mix them thoroughly. Add in half a tablespoon of vegetable oil and some water. Blend the mixture and create dough. You may need to know that the clay may feel as if it is just not coming together but you need to keep kneading and you will soon get a ball.

You can use this basic clay to start getting an idea about how great you are with sculpturing and creating containers with the clay. This is also a great option if you want to start drying up the items that you make because you can do so by baking in an oven. All you need to do is to put it in the oven for about 30 to 50 minutes at a temperature of about 250 degrees. Another thing that you may want to remember is that you should paint or decorate your creations after you have finished baking.

Cold porcelain clay can also be made by using cornstarch, glue, white vinegar, glycerin and vegetable oil. This mixture needs to be cooked over low heat for a while to get the consistency that you will need.



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