My daughter and I made some clay tonight so that we could make doll accessories for her doll house.
First you put in 2 cups of plain flour. Feel free to get the flour on your hands!
Then you add 1/2 a cup of salt.
Next, you add 3/4 cup of water...
This will make a very thick, sturdy clay that you can mold into small accessories for your doll house. We used toothpicks for modeling tools. At one point our clay got so dry that it was hard to make the items we wanted without the dough cracking. We each wet our hands, slung the extra water off, and worked the clay with our damp hands. This helped a great deal.
We have a set of canisters, a mantle clock, a round tray, a container with a lid, a candlestick holder, a box that we'll surely find a use for, and what will be a bag of flour for the kitchen.
Place the items on a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees until the clay is hard. Test carefully, supervise children, don't get burned. Small pieces will burn quickly, so watch closely. Some thicker pieces may take up to half an hour or so.
Tomorrow we will paint the pieces with acrylic gesso, let dry, and then decorate with acrylic paints.
I'll show you what we end up with!
PS - This is how they ended up! I'll be honest, some cracked and were not usable. Make sure your mix is moist enough. It was still worth it to end up with even the doll house mantle clock. We love it and use it all the time. Sculpey works wonders too, but if you're aiming for frugal this may be a better choice.