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How to make old fashioned salt clay

Updated on February 26, 2014

This Old Fashioned Salt Clay can be used again and again as long as it is stored in an airtight container. Children can mold the clay and then bake their creations at 250 for approximately one hour or until hard. Allow to cool 24 hrs before giving the clay creations to children.


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Drops Food Coloring


  1. Makes enough clay for 6-8 students Mix the flour, cornstarch and salt together in a large bowl. Place a few drops of selected food coloring in to the water and add it to the mixure. Knead the dough until smooth, (you can use rubber gloves so the color will not get on you. ). you can add more flour and water to get your desired consistency. Store clay in seal-able plastic bags or plastic containers.

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    Mindy 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    your welcome, fun to make and the kids love to play with this stuff.

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    Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

    Such an easy inexpensive recipe, and so useful. Thanks, MindyJGirl for this thoughtful share.