DIY: Non-Toxic Homemade Clay
I admit, when Ren was still a toddler, I did not allow him to use clay even if it was suggested to us by his therapist when they are targeting his fine motor skills. It is because he has the tendency to eat the clay or put his hands inside his mouth after he plays with it. Even though there is a label in the packaging of the clay that I bought at the store that it is non-toxic, I still feel uncomfortable for Ren to use any of it.
To help him improved his fine motor skills, I just looked for other ways that he can do without using a clay (click here for the the things we did)
Some months ago, my husband told me that he saw a video on You Tube on how to create a homemade clay. I was curious and I thought that a homemade clay is better than those at stores because you can make sure that all the ingredients are safe. On the video, they even used Kool aid to make the clay smell good.
Since there are no classes for today, I decided to create our own clay (finally!). If you want to create your own too, here are the things that you need:
- Cream of Tartar
- Food Coloring (or kool-aid if you want)
I did not include the measurement because I did not measured mine hahaha.
Oh wait! except with the oil which is 2 tablespoons and also 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar and 1 cup of salt. The rest tantyahan na lang.
I did a non-cook clay. I just combined all the ingredients in a bowl (except the food coloring) and mixed it. When it is hard and can be molded already, I got a handful of the mixture and then put food coloring on it.
It looks easy to do when I saw other people’s work at Pinterest, but the truth is it’s not actually. I don’t know what I did wrong because as I have said, I did not measure every ingredients, that the resulting clay was slimy at first. I need to add more flour to make it hard and easier to mold.
If you have a toddler in the house, I know they will love it if both of you will create your own clay.