sand clay


006This is my favorite kind of clay.  It’s solid as a rock after drying.  I’ve used it to make little Goddess figurines and such.  It’s good for making little tiles, (shells look good embedded in it), and midsummer sun coins.  I don’t know if it’s water/weather-proof yet, but I’m going to test that out to make some offering bowls that I can leave outdoors.

Sand Clay
2 cups sand
1 cup water
1 cup cornstarch

Mix sand, cornstarch and water in an old saucepan.  (Add natural dyes if you want color.)  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat when the mixture thickens.  Turn the clay out onto your work surface.  (Clean the pot while it’s still hot, or it will be really hard to get the residue out.)  Let the clay cool some, but don’t wait too long or it will harden.


4 responses »

    • They make pretty sturdy little items. I made one of those little goddes figurines that have a bowl for a body- I meant to take a picure and post it, but haven’t gotten to it yet. She hold acorns and crystals and stuff.

  1. Hey Tressa, this sounds great to do w/ the girls. Does it matter what kind of sand?, playground, river This is a great blog!!

    • I don’t think it matters what kind of sand, as long as it’s non-toxic, or course. Finer sand will let you have more detail, courser would look more rustic.

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