By Kerri Geringswald
Too hot and buggy to go outside , but your little one keeps complaining how bored they are? Head right into the kitchen, grab a few items, and in no time you and your children will have inexpensive, homemade clay.
Ages: 1-6 (with parental help and supervision)
What You’ll Need: Large Bowl, 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 ¼ cups cold water, food coloring, mixing spoon
What to Do:
1. Pour 4 cups of flour into a large bowl (you can measure and let your child pour the flour into the bowl)
2. Add one cup of salt.
3. Add one and 1/4 cup of cold water a little bit at a time while stirring the mixture.
4. Take turns mixing!
5. Add food coloring. NOTE: Do not let children play with food coloring. To let your child participate, have him pick the color.
6. Get ready to create some clay characters!
WATCH THIS VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE A CLAY DINOSAUR:
Making a Clay Dinosaur: Arts & Crafts Projects for Kids—powered by eHow.com
Turn a hot summer afternoon into a cool clay-making experience!