How to make colored plasticine with your own hands

All responsible parents are trying to find entertaining and useful activity to their child. Songs, fairy tales, games, entertainment and excursions, any of the leisure activities should certainly bring use and joy. One of these positive activities is modeling of plasticine.

Scientists have proved the fact long ago that in the process of modeling areas of the brain are being activated  responsible for fine motor skills. Next to them are areas that affect the child’s ability to talk. Therefore, when the work of the area of the brain responsible for fine motor skills is accelerated, the activity of the zone affecting speech increases.

That’s why modeling is very useful and important. You should start this activity from an early age when the child utters his or her first words in order to develop not only creativity but also speech.

Of course, even the most capable child will want to taste his or her instrument of labor.

It is no secret that shop plasticine contains a huge amount of chemicals, synthetic substances, harmful dyes which can affect to the health of your child.

We offer to your attention a few recipes of homemade plasticine that you will be able to create by your own exclusively from natural materials. Playing with this product, you will be calm for the well-being of your chil

You need:

Working materials

  1. Flour. This the key component of the home-made plasticine. To create it, you can use any flour – rye, wheat, corn, etc. It’s better to use white flour  – then it will be easier to give a color to it.
  2. Water. Of course, it’s important for the plasticine shape, to prevent its crumbling; we need a small amount of water.
  3. Oil. This component gives the plasticity of the finished material; it also protects tiny fingers from sticking.
  4. Salt. It’s also an important ingredient of plasticine. This substance will not allow the moisture to evaporate quickly and our clay will be able to store.
  5. Dyes. Of course, to develop imagination and creativity of your child, you have to give him or her colorful materials for modeling. The palette of colors will provide dyes that we mix with all the ingredients.

How to make colored plasticine with your own hands


Advantages of home material for modeling

  1. Safety.
    The most significant advantage of home plasticine is its safety for children’s health. Parents know that the child tries to taste everything bright and unknown and absolutely natural components of materials for modeling will be very useful.
  2. Cheapness.
    Fortunately, in our country there are no problems with flour, water and salt, these products are available and inexpensive. This will provide a large amount of finished plasticine and that, of course, will only please children.
  3. Speed.
    For making homemade plasticine you will need only a few minutes, for a modern mom-it’s a great advantage.
  4. Practicality.
    Due to its composition, the material for modeling, which you create yourself, doesn’t stick to the hands and leaves no traces on the fingers. In addition, it’s plastic, it’s easy to bend, it takes any shape and it’s easily being modeled in children’s hands.

How to make colored plasticine with your own hands


Classic recipe


  • Any type of flour 130 gr.
  • Water 200 gr.
  • Salt extra 0,5 of glass
  • Oil 2 tbsp.
  • Dyes food natural as you wish

To create plasticine, take a small saucepan. Mix some salt and flour in it and put on fire. Then pour the water and stir.

Out of the desired saturation of the future shade of plasticine, add the dye and mix. Hold on the stove for about 5 minutes then remove the slightly hardened mass and start to knead it.

How to make colored plasticine with your own hands

Having tasted this plasticine, the child will certainly grimace because the material contains a large amount of salt. However, nothing more terrible can happen after such a tasting because all the components of the molding material are natural.


Recipe with the starch


  • Potato starch 1 glass
  • Baking soda 2 glasses
  • Water 1,5 glass
  • Dyes food natural as you wish

In this recipe the starch fully performs the function of flour. To create the plasticine, mix all the components in a small saucepan or a pan and place them on the stove. When the components boil, reduce the heat to a minimum and boil until they become thick. Then take the mass and mash.

If you want different colors of plasticine, add the dye not at the beginning of making it but in the end, when you divide the whole mass into the required number of parts.

How to make colored plasticine with your own hands


Alum plasticine


  • Any type of flour 260 gr.
  • Water 200 gr.
  • Salt 0,5 of glass
  • Alum 2 tbsp.
  • Oil 2 tbsp.
  • Dyes as you wish
You can buy required alum at the pharmacy. This component will give flexibility and solid consistency to the plasticine.

How to make colored plasticine with your own handsTo create a material for modeling, dissolve the salt in a warm water. Then add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly.

If you want to have plasticine in one color, add the dye immediately to the whole mass. If your child dreams of colorful pieces of plastic material, then divide the whole mass into small parts and drop a little bit of dye in each part; then mix it well.

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