Cooked Clay Dough

* 1 cup flour
* 1/2 cup cornstarch
* 4 cups water
* 1 cup salt
* 3 or 4 pounds flour
* food coloring

Stir slowly and be patient with this recipe. Blend the flour and cornstarch with cold water. Add salt to the water and boil. Pour the boiling salt and water solution into the flour and cornstarch paste and cook over hot water until clear. Add the flour and coloring to the cooked solution and knead. After the clay has been in use, if too moist, add flour; if dry, add water. Keep in covered container. Wrap dough with damp cloth or towel. This dough has a very nice texture and is very popular with all age groups. May be kept 2 or 3 weeks.


  1. The instructions for this recipe are very confusing. As an avid cook of over 40 years, I still can’t make sense of how this is suppose to be mixed. I would like to try it though, if the instructions could be fixed.

  2. It is really not that hard. Sentence 2 refers to the one cup of flour…sentence four refers to the remaining 3-4 pounds (depending on the consistency you get and want to get) I am in 6th grade, home economics class and got it. $10 bucks spent and very low risk for me.

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