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How to make homemade polymer clay

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How to make homemade polymer clay

  1. 1. HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE POLYMER CLAY materials 3/4 cup white glue 1 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons mineral oil (I used baby oil but reportedly even vaseline will work) 1 tablespoon lemon juice Non-stick pot Wooden spoon
  2. 2. Method 1 of 2: Mixing the Ingredients 1 Pour ¾ cup of gl ue and 1 cup cor nst ar ch i nt o t he non-st i ck pot . The pot shoul d be ei t her si t t i ng on t he count er dur i ng t hi s st ep or i f i t i s per ched on t he st ove, m ake sur e t he f l am i s e not on and/or com et el y of f . pl St i r w l unt i l el f ul l y com ned. bi
  3. 3. 2 A 2 dd t abl espoons of m ner al oi l i and 1 t abl espoon of l em j ui ce t o on t he gl ue and cor nst ar ch m xt ur e. St i r i w l unt i l el com et el y pl i nt egr at ed.
  4. 4. Method 2 of 2: Creating the Clay 1 Tr ansf er t he pot t o t he st ove. Si m er m over l ow heat /f l am As e. you heat up t he st ove, st i r const ant l y t o keep t he l i qui d i ngr edi ent s m ng. D ovi on't l et t he m xt ur e si t i st i l l , as t hi s w l l com om se i pr i t he i nt egr i t y of t he cl ay’s t ext ur e.
  5. 5. 2 C i nue st i r r i ng ont t he m xt ur e unt i l i t i r esem es m bl ashed pot at oes. O nce i t t ur ns t o t he m ashed pot at o consi st ency, i t ’s t i m t o r em f r om e ove t he heat /f l am and e pl ace ont o a cool /f l at sur f ace. C onsi der pl aci ng a hot pad or t ow on el t he count er t o pr ot ect your count er t ops.
  6. 6. 3 A a sm l dd al squi r t of m ner al oi l i t o t he m ushy cl ay. The oi l w l l coat and i gr ease your hands as you knead i t i nt o a cl ay dough.
  7. 7. 4 Tr ansf er t he cl ay t o t he count er t op t o w k and or knead. The mixture will most likely be quite warm and even hot at this point so “glove up” w t h ei t her i r ubber or w k or gl oves t o pr ot ect your hands.
  8. 8. 5 K nead t he dough unt i l i t 's sm h. The oot consi st ency shoul d appear l i ke w l -w ked el or pi zza dough. R l i nt o a ol bal l w hen f i ni shed.
  9. 9. 6 St or e t he f i ni shed cl ay i n a r e-seal abl e f r eezer bag t hat can be kept i n t he r ef r i ger at or . To keep cl ay f r esh and avoi d havi ng i t har den, r em as ove m ai r as possi bl e uch bef or e seal i ng bag and st or i ng i t . I f t he cl ay i s st i l l w m pl ace i n t he bag ar , but l eave a sm l al am ount of t he bag open. O nce i t has cool ed com et el y, t hen you pl can seal and st or e i t .
  10. 10. 7 Fi ni shed.
  11. 11. C or ol H em pol ym cl ay i s om ade er w t e unl ess you add hi col or . To add col or t o your cl ay, you can add t em a pow pur der t o t he m xt ur e w l e you ar e i hi cooki ng i t . For l i ght or past el col or s, j ust add a sm l am al ount of t em a pur pow . For br i ght , bol d der col or s, add m e. You can or al w ays add m e pow or der as you st i r , so st ar t w t h a sm l am i al ount of pow der and add m e as or needed.
  12. 12. Tips Make this clay ahead of time to keep on hand for children’s projects. The nontoxic, easy-to-work-with clay is ideal for little hands. Wait at least three days for the clay to dry before you paint it.

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