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I know you’ve had that time when you kid has come home from school and said, “MOM! I need a recipe of Salt Dough to bring to school tomorrow!” Ugh. I never have enough salt and I hate making it because the salt makes my hands feel all dry and itchy. That is when I decided there had to be a better way! I found this recipe and I feel in love. It’s more like clay and it makes your hands feel like silk! This recipe is MUCH better than salt dough. Try it out and have some fun!
“Better than Salt Dough” Clay:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup water
(if you want to make colored dough, add the food coloring to the water before you mix it in.)
In a medium sized pot combine the cornstarch, baking soda, and water. Stir over medium heat. After a couple of minutes, the mixture will begin to thicken. When it looks like smooth, mashed potatoes, remove the pot from the heat. Spoon the ball of dough into a bowl and cover it with a damp cloth until it’s cool. When it’s cool, knead it on a smooth surface until smooth. Add more cornstarch if it feels sticky.
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