Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Use this easy to make clay for kids crafts they can paint - good for Christmas decorations or just rainy day fun. From Homebasics Fall 2004.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually add water and vegetable oil.
  3. Combine until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  4. Mould into desired shapes.
  5. Bake at 250 for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Remove and let cool completely.
  7. Paint and spray with acrylic spray.
Most Helpful

2 5

This dough turned out entirely too soft. I added a ton of flour and thought it would be OK, but it was a mess the next day. It probably would have worked if we were just cutting out shapes, but it would not hold a 3D form.

4 5

This worked nicely for me. Our Bible class instructor wanted us to make a completely homeade present for a certain classmate. The dough was awfully sticky, but with mom's help I finally got it to work. I added green food colouring & made a Christmas tree out of it. Thanks for posting!

5 5

Great activity! My kids loved this one. I wish I received Homebasics... Keep the tips coming! I did find the website though: