Grade: Elementary
Subject: other

#1304. Useful Recipes

other, level: Elementary
Posted Mon Apr 17 17:50:27 PDT 2000 by Yamagata Prefecture, ALT Teachers ().
The JET Programme, Japan
Materials Required: various
Activity Time: various
Concepts Taught: creating clay and other hands-on material

Here are some great recipes. Thanks to the brilliant minds out there who created these!

Magic Clay
2 2/3 C. Water
1 C. cornstarch
1/2 C. cold water

Heat the 1st measure of water over low heat until bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in the cornstarch that you have dissolved in the 1/2/ C. cold water. Stir quickly. Mix with hands if needed. Mold into desired shapes. Dry for 36 hours and paint.

Sand Sculpture
2 C. fine white sand
1 C cornstarch
1 C. water

Mix ingredients together in old saucepan over low heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Let mixture cool. Store in airtight container. Mold as wanted and let air dry 2-3 days. Paint as desired.


2 C. flour
1 C salt
4 tbs. creme of tartar
2 tbs. oil
2 C. water
2 pkgs. of unsweetened koolaid (for color and smell)
Cook above ingredients over medium heat mixing thoroughly and stirring constantly until dough pulls aways from the edge of the saucepan. Turn onto counter and knead warm dough until smooth. When cool, store in an airtight container.