Gluten-free No-Bake Craft Clay

What's needed

1 cup cornstarch (gluten-free)

1 1/4 cups cold water

2 cups baking soda (1 pound)

Natural food coloring

Natural flavored extracts

Clear shellac, acrylic spray, or nail polish

Combine cornstarch, water with food coloring and flavoring, and baking soda in saucepan; stir over medium heat for about 4 minutes until mixture thickens to a moist mashed-potato consistency. Remove from heat, turn onto plate, and cover with a damp cloth until cool. Knead until smooth. Shape as desired or store in an airtight container. Dry sculptures overnight, then seal with shellac, acrylic spray, or nail polish.


The following glue and paste recipes use a variety of ingredi´┐Żents and methods. Choose the one that best suits your pro´┐Żject. For variety, add food coloring before using. Store all glues and pastes in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Recipes - Activity Supplies

Clays, Doughs, and Slimes
Glue and Paste
Natural Flavored Extracts
Natural Food Coloring
Wood, Fabric, and Other Materials

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