How to make your own Pottery wheel Clay

How to make your own Pottery wheel Clay

Sometimes Pottery wheel sediment clay can cost quite a bit of money but you don’t have to let you or your child’s love for clay to break the bank! 
For this Pottery clay you don’t need a kiln because it air dries.   

What you will Need: 
Cornstarch 
baking soda 
Mineral oil 
sand (Fine Grade) 
Lemon Juice 

Steps:

  1. Put 1 cup of Corn Starch and 1-1/4 cup of baking soda in a pot with 2 cups of water.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of mineral oil, or baby oil.
  3. add 1 teaspoon of lemon Juice.
  4. Turn on the stove and place on medium heat.
  5. Continuously stir the pot mixing all the ingredients.
  6. Continue stirring until the mixture starts to thicken.
  7. keep stirring and wait for the mixture to start looking like mashed potatoes.
  8. turn off the heat and keep stirring.
  9. When the mixture is thick like mashed potatoes. Turn take the clay out of the pot and place it on a dry surface, (a table or plastic cutting board).
  10. Place damn cloth over the pile of hot clay.
  11. let it cool for about an hr.
  12. When completely cooled Start kneading the dough and mix in the fine grade sand while kneading. 
  13. Mix it the amount of sand you would like. More sand for a more dense clay less for a more lighter clay. ( the more dense it is the better). 
  14. The clay should absorb the sand as you are mixing it in creating a more dense clay.
  15. When finished wrap in plastic wrap and place in zip lock bag and keep in cool area.
If you would like to make the clay grey like real sediment clay you can add grey acrylic paint during the kneading and mixing process.  
And there you have it, you can make your own air drying pottery wheel clay! make it with your kids and give it to them to make projects on their pottery wheel! or make some for yourself!  
If you don’t want to make any and would like to purchase some visit  http://stores.ebay.com/Stacie-Laurell-Crafts  & Stacielaurellcrafts.com for all your crafting & clay needs. 

Thank You 
Stacie Laurell

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