Yesterday my son and I cooked clay. It sounds a bit strange, but those who have already tried to make homemade clay for their kids will understand me. We needed a lot of material for creativity – a competitive week of hand-made articles on autumn themes began in kindergarten.
To begin, I chose a few simpler ideas so that my son could make them as much as possible himself. Then she noticed a few options a little more complex, which we will do with her son. Well, and finally, I left in the notes 2-3 pictures of clay, I plan to make them myself. So to say to master a new kind of creativity.
Look at my selection, here you will find all these ideas, and, probably, will pick up something for your child. Or maybe you yourself want to draw with plasticine or make a funny plasticine figure. For example, recreate the heroes of the wonderful cartoon Plasticine Crow. Remember him? This is one of my favorite cartoons.
By the way, since I began my story with a mention of homemade plasticine, I’ll share with you my recipe that has been proven more than once.
So, you will need:
– 1 cup sifted wheat flour
– 1/4 cup fine salt
– 1 tablespoon of unscented vegetable oil
– 1/2 cup boiling water
I just cooked – I boiled water in a small saucepan, poured salt and flour into boiling water, and quickly stirred the mass with a spoon. As soon as all the dough had gathered into one tight lump, I laid it on the table, sprinkled with flour. Then, in a soft mass, she made a small depression, poured butter there and gently kneaded the dough until smooth.
When the almost finished clay stopped sticking to the hands, I divided it into portions and dyed it in different colors with food dyes.
Of course, they can be replaced by natural coloring pigments, such as, for example, beetroot or carrot juice, spinach juice, or elderberry. But this is optional. Homemade plasticine is stored in bags with a fastener for a rather long time, and it is a pleasure to mold from it.
Do your kids love to create plasticine?