do it yourself: air dry clay

Don’t have clay at home? Try making our Air Dry Clay! It’s easy to make and requires few ingredients. This is the perfect alternative for clay or Play-Doh, which is required for some of our other DIYs such as Spring Sprouts and Clay Re-Leaf.

The Air Dry Clay DIY requires the use of a stove, so be sure to assist your child or complete this step beforehand.

guidelines + materials

AGE: 6+

TIME FRAME: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sauce pan
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Cloth

DIY: Air Dry Clay

An easy and quick way to make your own clay at home!


1. Put all the ingredients into the sauce pan on medium heat. Stir until there are no lumps.

2. Take the sauce pan off the heat once the mixture is no longer sticking to the pan and starting to form a ball.

3. Place the ball into a bowl. Cover with a wet cloth.

4. Take the ball out of the bowl once it has cooled. Knead the ball for 30 seconds.

5. Your clay is ready!

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