Modeling Clay Soda

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Modeling Clay

A classic Baking Soda clay recipe that lets your imagination go wild. From ARM & HAMMER™ Summer Camp Counselor Amber Kemp-Gerstel

Ingredients & Supplies

Craft Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 1 ball of clay

  • 2 cups ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Food coloring
  • Measuring cups


  1. Pour 2 cups ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and 1 cup of cornstarch into a saucepan. Stir until mixed.
  2. Add 1 1/4 cups cold water and keep mixing.
  3. Add food coloring if desired. Mix until well blended.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is the consistency of mashed potatoes (about 10-15 mins).
  5. Remove from heat, put on a plate, and cover with a damp cloth.
  6. When cool to the touch, knead until smooth.
  7. Time to create! See what your kids can make. (Remember, play time = your time. Live it up with those spare 20 minutes.)
  8. To store: If your kids want to reuse their clay, store it in an airtight container in your fridge for up to one week. If they want to preserve their creation, leave it out to dry overnight.
  9. Optional: Repeat the recipe above with different colors to let your imagination soar.


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