Air Dry Paper Clay Frugal Craft Supply Recipe

This Air Dry Paper Clay Frugal Craft Supply Recipe is smoother, finer and less sticky than traditional clay and as a added bonus hardens without the use of a kiln or oven. After hardening for 3 days, it can be painted with watercolors, tempura, or acrylic paints.

 Air Dry Paper Clay Frugal Craft Supply Recipe - The Homestead Survival

This air dry paper clay inspires creative activities that help children develop imagination while practicing motor skills. Children and adults enjoy expressing, creating, and connecting with color.

~ Materials:

3/4 cup school glue (Click here to buy)

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 roll of toilet paper

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 olive oil or baby oil

1 – 1/2 cups joint compound (Click here to buy) 

~ Instructions:

1. Soak the toilet paper in the warm water for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water and set aside.

2. Place slightly damp toilet paper in a mixing bowl.

3. Add glue, joint compound, flour, oil and cornstarch to the bowl, in that order.

4. Mix everything together. If the clay seems too dry, you can add more water in very small amounts.

These frugal ingredients and 4 simple steps can create a craft supply that can be made into so many things the options are endless. When you can make your own for pennies, why buy high priced craft supplies.

It will not crack while you are molding it in your hands or while it slowly air dries.

~ Bonus Tools:

Modeling Clay Air Dry, 36 Colors DIY Ultra-light Molding Clay Soft Magic Plasticine Craft Toy with Tools (Click here to buy) 

38 Pieces Wooden Pottery Sculpting Clay Cleaning Tool Set (Click here to buy) 

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