Homemade Model Magic


Make Your Own Model MagicFor those of you who have been to our studios or to one of our on-the-go studio classes you know that all of us at Kidcreate Studio aren’t shy when it comes to making a mess!  But what you may not know (although I’m sure it’s no surprise) is that we get messy at home quite a bit too. So when I found a recipe for homemade Model Magic, you guessed it, my kids and I had to make it!

If you’re not familiar with Model Magic you’re really missing out! It’s non-toxic air dry clay made by Crayola. It’s light weight, colorful and dries to a hard finish in about 24 hours. Kids love the stuff! Even, parent’s love to play with the stuff! The only downside to Model Magic is that it’s a bit on the pricey side.  That is one of the reasons why I was excited about this homemade recipe.

(I would like to apologize to the person who developed this recipe for not giving them the credit they deserve- it’s amazing!!! The problem is, I just can’t remember where I found the recipe. So, if this is your invention, let me know so we can acknowledge you!)

Here’s the recipe. . .

 

Ingredients

2 cups baking soda

1 cup cornstarch + additional for kneading

1-1/2 cups cold water

food coloring-   5-10 drops depending on desired color


Directions- 

1) Combine all the ingredients in a large sauce pan.

2) Heat the mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly until it starts to bubble and thickens into a dough-like consistency.

3) Transfer the dough into a bowl.
4) Cover the bowl with a wet towel until it cools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Knead the dough on a surface dusted with cornstarch until it is no longer sticky to the touch. Additional cornstarch may be needed.
Warning: Your hands might become discolored from the food coloring.

6) The air dry clay is now ready to be poked, rolled, pinched and sculpted into a masterpiece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a mess is the best!  Wouldn’t you agree?

 

Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,
camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

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