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Sand Modeling Clay

This is a fairly easy and fun clay that can be used for making bricks, sand castles that don't wash away, and any number of other fun projects.

Supplies:

1 cup sand (preferably clean or building clay)
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 t. alum
3/4 cup hot water
food coloring (optional)
bowl
pan
airtight container

Directions:

1. mix sand, cornstarch, and alum in bowl

2. add hot water, stirring vigorously

3. add food coloring if desired

4. cook over medium heat until thick in pan

5. cool

6. model or mold into objects

7. dry in sunshine for several days

8. store left over dough in airtight container

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