DIY! Easy (no cook!) Homemade Clay Dough

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The long weekend has passed, and whew! that's fast! Nevertheless, me and my kids still managed to do a little crafty minute, and this time, we've made a DIY homemade clay dough! I am soooo excited to share this with you. More than it serves as our bonding moment, seeing my kids experiment and exploring the process first hand is irreplaceable.


There are a lot of homemade clay recipes that you can search online, however, the best part of this one is that it is NO COOK, and no need for the Cream of Tartar as an ingredient.  This recipe is very inexpensive you can actually find all the ingredients in your kitchen.  Super easy peasy to make. Perfect for mothers who need cheap craft materials to keep their children busy at home while having all the fun!

Let's do this!

Materials needed:
  • Measuring cups and spoon
  • Bowl/container (I prefer plastic)
  • 1 cup of flour (I used all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • Food coloring
  • Resealable plastic bag/jar with lid (for clay storage)


Steps to make the clay dough:
  • Pour the flour and salt in the plastic container. Mix it very well.
  • While mixing the two ingredients carefully add the water and mix thoroughly.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil (I prefer vegetable oil) for more elasticity.
  • Mix and knead all the ingredients well to achieve the desired softness of the clay.
  • Add 3-4 drops of food coloring (your choice of color) to your dough and that's it! You're ready to go!
Tip: The key to a perfect soft, smooth and stretchy clay dough is the kneading part.  Make sure to knead all the ingredients very well during and right after you pour the water to avoid hardening of the ingredients.  

The cute little hands of my kids while mixing all the ingredients. What a mess! haha
The kneading part.  In here, We are close to our desired softness of the clay. =)
Perfect! Look how soft it is!
We've made three different colors.  Make it more vibrant by adding 1-2 drops of food coloring.
To ensure that your clay will last longer, put it inside a resealable plastic/sandwich bag or closed jar and keep it in a fridge.

It's so simple, right?  Of all the crafts that me and my kids have done, this is our all time favorite! We had so much fun!

Happy Monday!




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22 comments:

  1. Super thanks for this. We tend to buy clay pa when we have naman pala the needed ingredients in our pantry to make one. Fun pa! Again, thanks.

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  2. Wow ang galing! I didn't know you can make clay dough out of those materials... im not really into crafting but i think me and my daughter can give this a try! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Yay for safe, homemade toys for kids! Great job, mommy!

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  4. Very useful, thanks for sharing! So you mean you can eat these too? :D

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    1. Actually yes, haha! Pero dahil nilamutak na siya ng mga bata, and we knead it to a not "sanitized" table, madumi na siya para kaninin. =)

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  5. Cool! I saw some recipes on pinterest but have never tried them.btw how do you store them? Do they harden easily?

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    1. Yup! Ang dami sa pinterest. Most of them also use the cream of tartar kaso mahalia siya kaya nevermind na lang haha. I put them in a resealable plastic. It's been more than a week, and so far super soft and stretchy padin ang clay =)

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  6. Will do this soooooon! :) Thanks for this neat hack, mommy!

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  7. I will surely remember this so me and my son can make this one.

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  8. I love! Hope me and my kiddo can do this soon. I'm keeping this recipe! :)

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  9. I love this, I am so excited to make dough for my toddler pero wag muna ngayon kasi baka kakainin nya lang haha!

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  10. Wow didn't know you can DIY those clays. hindi ba nakakagutom? heheh

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  11. yay! I need this right now dahil nagpapabili na naman sila ng clay hihi

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Will try this with my little one when she turns older. Thank you mommy!

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  13. Something for us to try and it's easy, readily available materials and so much fun!

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  14. What a great DIY with your kids!

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  15. I made clay dough few months back but didn't turn out good. I'll bookmark this for reference :)

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  16. What nice idea to spend quality time with the kids. I’ll make this as a future project with my daughter.

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  17. This is great! Mahal pa naman ng mga clay. Molder na lang kulang. :)

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  18. Nice! will try this at home for my 3-yr old daughter. thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thanks for sharing this, my son loves clay

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