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How to make Air Dry Clay 

There are many recipes available on the internet, using different basic ingredients. Here is one simple recipe below.

Gather your supplies. This recipe can be made with ingredients you probably already have around the house. Check your cupboard and gather the following:

2 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups cold water

You will also need:
Old pot

Add the baking soda and cornstarch to the pot. Use a spoon or a whisk to stir them together until the mixture is completely mixed together.

Stir in the water. Whisk it until you no longer see any lumps, and the mixture is completely smooth.

Heat the dough over medium heat. Stir it constantly as it heats to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Whisk the dough until it thickens. It will begin to bubble, then thicken and form a ball after about five minutes of whisking. When it's difficult to move the whisk through the dough, remove it from heat.

Cool the dough. Transfer the hot dough to a bowl. Cover it with a wet dishcloth to keep the atmosphere in the bowl moist, and let it sit until the dough is completely cool.

Mold the dough. Now is the time to make your animate if you want it to move. When you're finished, set your creations on a tray to dry. NB: This clay may take 24 to 48 hours to completely dry.

Once dry, you can decorate the object with acrylic paint if you wish.