Homemade Cornstarch Clay Play

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This sensory play was supposed to be a busy play sensory activity for my kids.  But it turned into so much more. I made a small batch of cornstarch clay/cornstarch playdough ( recipe follows) and handed it over to them and asked them to go to town squishing, squashing, cutting, creating whatever. It is nice to have both the kids past the mouthing stage so I don’t have to worry about them eating stuff during the times they are playing independently.

Homemade cornstarch clay recipe

Cornstarch Clay Recipe
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups of water

easter cornstarch play dough

Mix cornstarch, baking soda and water in a saucepan on medium heat and start stirring. Once you reach a mashed potato consistency turn off the heat. Wait for it cool down and knead the clay. Your homemade clay is ready for play.The kids had too much fun with this new type of clay and finally started settling down with cutting out shapes using the new Easter/Spring cookie cutters.

cornstarch clay easter crafts

We made a whole bunch of Spring themed little guys. Not only was it fun but it was a great fine motor exercise for them, squishing, stretching and cutting out shapes.

easter crafts for kids ornaments drying

We set out creations for a day to dry. As a kid anything white begs to be painted! Day 1 was sensory play and once our homemade clay dried ( took a whole day) Day 2 was a painting kind of day. We used acrylic paints.

art projects for kids with cornstarch

The ornaments turned out really pretty with lots of glitter. We had a very patriotic butterfly

colored easter ornaments crafts

A hopping bunny

easter activities using cornstarch - bunny

Of course flowers for spring with copious amounts of glitter.

lower easter crafts with cornstarch clay

 

cornstarch baking soda ornaments for easter

All our cornstarch clay ornaments here.

painting with easter ornaments

We strung them through a string and made a fun garland for our mantle.

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Highlights

  • There are 25 unique baby/toddler play ideas.
  • The activities for babies and toddlers are explained very thoroughly with bright pictures and clear step-by-step instructions.
  • The ideas are very simple and perfect for busy new moms of babies and toddlers.
  • You will get exposed to 25 new blogs where the women behind the blogs share so many ideas for baby play, toddler play, preschooler play and up.
  • There are additional 50 links to whole new ideas for play.
  • There is a wide range of activities with classic baby play, sensory play, homemade toys and many learning activities.

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  1. can you bake them to dry quicker?

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