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Air Dry Clay Recipe

Air Dry Clay Recipe

Make Your Own Air Dry Clay


This super simple air dry clay recipe is easy to prepare and fun to get creative with!


  • 2 cups of Baking Soda
  • 1 cup of Corn Starch
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water
  • Food Coloring (optional)

This recipe will make enough for 4 individual balls of dough.

Air Dry Clay Recipe

Whisk together the ingredients in a large pot and heat over medium heat until it starts to bubble, whisking almost constantly.

Air Dry Clay for Kids' Crafts

Keep mixing while the dough cooks, thickens and starts to pull together. This was fast – only 1-2 minutes

DIY Air Dry Clay

Dump the hot dough into a glass bowl and cover with a wet towel until its cool enough to handle.

The last step is to knead the dough. I formed it into equal balls and put in Ziploc bags until we were ready to use it.

Air Dry Clay Crafts

The kids had SO MUCH fun working with this dough.

It was soft and light, as well as easy to roll. The only problem we had was that once dried, the dough did crack somewhat.

Also, if you places items in the clay, push down hard, otherwise they will fall out once the clay dries.

I will absolutely make this dough again!!

Written by Anne