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Homemade Clay

Here are the instructions on how to make homemade clay that my daughter brought home from school.

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Surprise! I'll show you the original Italian recipe my daughter brought home f. Below the English translation (well, why not starting to learn a bit of Italian)

Ricetta della plastilina fatta in casa


* 3 tazze di farina bianca;
* 1/2 tazza di sale;
* 3 tazze d'acqua;
* 1 cucchiaio d'olio;
* 3-4 cucchiai di cremortartaro (si compra in farmacia);
* coloranti alimentari (si trovano nei supermercati).




Mescolare nell'acqua sale, olio e cremortartaro, riscaldare e aggiungere adagio adagio la farina bianca.

Continuare a riscaldare fin che si forma una massa.

Togliere dalla pentola e continuare a lavorare la pasta, per qualche minuto ancora, manualmente.

La massa deve risultare morbida e liscia.

Aggiungere il colorante alimentare.


Si conserva ricoperta da una plastica. Non è necessario tenerla in frigorifero.


Recipe and Instructions for play-dough


* 3 cups flour;
* 1 / 2 cup salt;
* 3 cups water;
* 1 tablespoon oil;
* 3-4 tablespoons cream of tartar (can be bought in pharmacies);
* food coloring (found in supermarkets).


Mix salt in water, oil and cream of tartar, heat and slowly add white flour.

Continue to heat until it forms a mass. It must be quite stiff and difficult to move the spoon.

Remove from the pan and, after a few minutes of cooling it down, continue to knead the dough, for a few minutes, manually.

The clay must be soft and smooth.

Add the food coloring.


It can be kept covered with plastic. It is not necessary to keep in the refrigerator.


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