Hands On: Baking Soda Clay

An easy, hands on activity

by Parents and Kids | Tue, March 20, 2018

With this easy-as-pie recipe, you can turn your child into a sculptor with a little batch of baking soda clay. They'll be able to create whatever their little hearts desire, and small pieces will easily dry in just a couple of hours.

Baking Soda Clay Materials


• Baking soda

• Corn starch

• Water

• Food coloring (optional)

Baking Soda Clay

Step by Step:

1. Mix together 1 cup of baking soda (also called bicarbonate of soda. Baking powder won’t work!) 1/2 cup of corn starch and 3/4 cup of water.

2. Stir over a low heat until the mixture looks like mashed potatoes. Allow the mixture to cool and then form it into a ball, ready for modeling!

3. Adding color – you can either add color during the cooking process or add a drop of food coloring to already mixed balls of clay.

4. Once you have made your clay model, allow it to dry naturally until hard.

And that's it! 

Want some more awesome hands on activities to try with your little one? Check out how to make your own family tree.

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