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We tried a clay recipe today that is worth posting… if you have ‘Peas’ (or Grand-‘Peas’) you might want to give this recipe a go… It’s easy… and you probably already have the ingredients on hand.  Here’s the line up…

There’s corn starch, flour and water for ingredients.
Bowl and spoon for clay-prep.
Rolling pin and wax paper for clay-working.
String was chosen by The Peas to attach to their finished clay creations–and the scissors are for cutting the string of course.

Corn Starch Clay

2 c. corn starch

1 1/2 c. flour

1 c. warm water

Stir the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then add warm water.  Finish the mixing process with your hands to make a stiff but workable dough.  (We found that we needed to add a bit more water to make the right consistency.)  Shape dough however you like then set aside to dry (it takes a couple days).

The Peas made all sorts of shapes with their dough, like… Wyatt, after he mashed and mashed and mashed his dough and lifted up to me a big flat blob, said, “Mama!  I’m so happy!  I made a floor!” 🙂  We also had several pots and little figurines created, and a couple of Peas found leaves outside and used the rolling pin to press a leaf imprint onto a bit of flattened clay and were left with a cool fossil-like leaf impression… leave it to Peas and their imaginations (or pudgy-“mashers”).

Here are The Peas playing with clay…

        

These are the finished clay creations (the flat blob on the right is Wyatt’s “floor” … mmmmm I love that little Pea!) … we thought we’d try painting them with acrylics when they finish drying… another project for another day…

Have a blast with your own little Peas … you might even want to snitch a little piece of dough for your own fingers to mash (fantastic therapy!).

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