No, I am not suggesting you eat white flour. I am suggesting that you play with it!
Homemade Modeling Clay
~This is not like play dough, but this is the type of clay that dries into shapes. Keep leftovers in a air-tight plastic bag to keep from drying out.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- optional: food coloring or paint
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Feel free to adjust wet or dry amounts to create the desired consistency of a tough, yet workable clay.
Shape into anything you like! Make beads, animals, letters, shapes. Then, put in a dehydrator over night or until dry. If using an oven, turn on low temperature, preferably 200*, and bake for a few hours or until dry. The bigger the shape, the longer it has to cook and dry.
Then, paint it if you wish!
This is a great way to use up all that yucky white flour, white salt, and gross vegetable oil you might have lurking in your cabinets. Then you can replace them with fun stuff like coconut flour, garbanzo bean flour, himalayan salt, olive oil, or coconut oil!
Did you see that I didn’t paint any of them yet? Well…..I’ll leave that up to you! What colors should I paint my new creations???
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Were you a big artsy kid growing up?
My mom is an artist, so I always had markers, paper, felt, fabric, beads, buttons, you name it! I loved craft time!