Here’s a wonderful Sand Clay Recipe to Create, Bake and Keep! Perfect for creating a wonderful Sandy Beach Footprint – or many other fun ornaments.
- 1 1/2 Cups Sand
- 1 1/2 Cups Cornflour
- 2 Cups Bi Carb Soda
- 1 1/2 Cups Water
Mix all the ingredients in an old medium saucepan (I recommend using an old one because the sand will scratch the pot a little). Heat over a med-high heat whilst continually stirring until the mixture thickens and resembles a thick dough – similar to Mashed Potato.
Empty the dough onto a sheet of baking paper and allow to cool under a damp tea towel. Once the dough is cool enough to touch you can kneed it until smooth then replace the tea towel. *always store the dough under a damp tea towel when not in use to prevent it from drying out prematurely.
Time to Create!
Simply model your clay into whatever you choose.
Place them on a drying rack, then immediately bake in a low heat oven (100 degrees Celsius) for two hours, allow the creations time to cool IN the oven before removing (this will prevent the hot clay from cracking when exposed to cooler temps).
We had so much FUN making sandy footprints and also sandy fossils with our clay…what will you create with your children?
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