How to make clay is a good question. We don’t always want to buy the expensive clay that you find at the hobby shop, so is there really a way to make good clay at home? In fact, there is. How to make clay is a skill that anyone can learn, that is fun, and that doesn’t even cost very much!
The first step is to go grocery shopping, as the clay we are about to make is made from some normal, everyday food products that you can buy at the grocery store. You will need three and a half cups of all purpose flour, a half cup of salt, one tablespoon of cream of tarter, two and a half tablespoons of oil, and two cups of water.
Next, you can boil the water. While you are boiling the water, add some food coloring if you want your clay to be colored. You will also want to mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl while you are waiting. When the water boils, add the oil to it and then mix the dry ingredients in. Be careful, as the water will be very hot! Once you have it all mixed good together, set it someplace cool to cool down. Once it is cool enough to handle, put it on a cookie sheet and start kneading it until it is of the same consistency as store bought clay.
You will definitely want to store it in an airtight container if you want to keep it from drying out, but that is how to make clay! You can do it in just an afternoon with some simple ingredients, and it can be great fun for the entire family! Just remember to be careful with the boiling oil, as it can burn you if you let it touch your skin.