Fun Home Remedy Craft Project Recipes!

Homemade Craft Projects and Recipes for making dough, porcelain clay, decorative gift bottle bags, art journal 
ideas and paper aging techniques, lamp oil lights, glow lights and much more! 



Glow Stick Light Jars
1 glass container with screw on top
1 glow stick
glitter (optional)

Break the seal of glow stick and shake to mix contents thoroughly. Once completely mixed cut one end of glow stick and pour into a glass container, next add glitter then close container with screw-on top cover. Roll jar around to spread contents over inside walls of glass and you're done. Jar will glow up to 24 hours or more. Fun project to do with the kids!      



Glitter Candle Jar
Recycled glass container or jar  
Elmers glue
Water
Glitter

Mix Elmers glue with a bit of water to dilute. Pour running paste solution into a jar and shake to coat inside walls then add some glitter and roll to evenly distribute the glitter. Add a candle and enjoy the sparkle!  You can also paint the glue mixture onto the exterior of the jar and roll in glitter. 





            Antique Paper for Art Journals                    




Clay Recipe 
2 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1-1/4 cup water

In a large pot on medium heat combine baking soda, cornstarch and water and mix ingredients thoroughly. Continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil and thickens to a consistency of mashed potatoes. Once this happens remove from heat and transfer clay onto a cookie sheet and cover with damp cloth until completely cooled. After the clay is cooled knead until consistency of the clay becomes soft and silky smooth then it's ready to mold into desired shapes. Allow the clay to air dry overnight or bake at 175 degrees for two hours. 

     
          
            
                     

Paper Clay Recipe
Soak a roll of toilet paper in a bowl of water. Once the paper is fully saturated remove cardboard center and mix in a blender for 1-3 minutes to shred. 

2 cups shredded toilet paper 
3/4 cup Elmers Glue
3/4 cup flour
2-3 drops linseed oil (optional) Helps to prevent mold for long-term use.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium to high for 2-3 minutes. Once finished blending you're ready to sculpt and mold into any shape you desire.  






Porcelain Clay
3 cups white glue
3 cups cornstarch
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon glycerin
2 tablespoons canola oil

Combine in a bowl glue or non-stick pan, cornstarch, vinegar, glycerin and canola oil mixing thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Once ingredients are completely blended heat mixture in microwave or stove on medium heat.  

In microwave cook for 2-3 minutes on high stopping every 10 seconds to check consistency and mix clay. Once it becomes thick and lumpy like cottage cheese remove from oven. 

On stove top cook in a pan over medium to low heat for about 15 minutes stirring with wooden spoon. Once clay becomes thick and lumpy like cottage cheese and pulls away from sides of pan remove from heat. 

Caution: Don't overcook, otherwise clay will become extremely hard and impossible to work with. 

Place clay onto a cold water-soaked towel and knead through towel until cool enough to handle with bare hands. Be sure to remove the towel from clay periodically to prevent sticking. Once cooled remove towel and dust hands and working surface with cornstarch to prevent sticking and continue kneading until porcelain clay becomes smooth and supple. Store in airtight container for 24 hours before molding. After molded into desired shapes allow to air dry.   






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Paper Mache Glue
 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp white vinegar

water 

Mix flour and sugar together then add enough water to create a smooth blended paste. Pour mixture into a pot and cook on medium heat then add vinegar. Cook until thickened then remove from heat and wait until cooled. Store in refrigerator. 




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Oil Lamp Light
1 glass container
1 wick
1 paper clip
Olive oil

Fill container 3/4 full with olive oil. Open up paper clip then twist in the center to form a circular opening then bend down each end long enough to reach across glass container opening. Insert wick into paper clip opening then lay across glass container. Olive oil lamps are much cleaner burning than traditional lamp oil. Watch Instructional Video!











Salt Dough Recipe
2 cups flour
1 cup salt

Combine salt, flour and water in a bowl and mix thoroughly until a round ball of dough forms then transfer onto lightly floured surface and knead.  Add flour if needed, continuing to knead until the dough becomes soft and silky smooth.  Finish by m
olding into chosen design with hands or use rolling pin to flatten and cut out desired shapes. Then bake on parchment covered cookie sheet in 200 degree oven for about three hours turning over half way through time. After baking decorate with acrylic paints and finish with sealant. 1 cup warm water




Clay Recipe








Air-Dry Porcelain Clay 
3/4 cup white glue
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. cold cream
1 tsp. glycerin
1 cup cornstarch 

(Use old non-stick pan and old wooden spoon since mixture can be very sticky and damage utensils.)

Mix glue, water, cold cream and glycerin together in a pan over medium heat. Stir mixture over heat until smooth then add cornstarch and continue stirring. Once cornstarch is added the mixture will quickly become stiff resembling cottage cheese then mashed potatoes. After mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan it's done. Remove porcelain clay from heat and place on white 'cold' wet towel. (Take a moment and fill pan with soapy hot water adding utensils in solution. Once done kneading clay wash pan and utensils to prevent clay from permanently adhering.) 

With clay wrapped in cold wet towel knead clay removing towel periodically to prevent sticking. Once the clay is cool enough to handle with bare hands dust with cornstarch to limit sticking and continue to kneading. After about five minutes of kneading clay will become smooth and no longer sticky. If color is desired now is the time to add to clay with either acrylic or oil paint. Place molded projects on foil covered cookie sheet and allow the porcelain to completely dry. 




Polymer Clay

3/4 cup white glue

1 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoons (mineral oil, baby oil or vaseline)

1 tablespoon lemon juice 


Combine cornstarch and glue in a non-stick pan over low to medium heat mixing thoroughly then adding mineral oil or alternative oil and lemon juice. Continue stirring until mixture looks like mashed potatoes and starts to pull away from the sides of pan. Remove from heat and add a little more mineral oil mixing completely into clay. Place clay onto cold wet towel and begin to knead removing towel periodically to prevent sticking. When clay is cool enough to handle with bare hands dust with cornstarch and continue kneading until the clay becomes smooth. Once smooth mold clay into desired shapes then allow to dry up to three days. 





Aging Metal

1-quart size plastic container

white vinegar

salt

Fill a quart size container half fill with white vinegar then add 1 teaspoon salt and shake to mix solution then soak metal objects you wish to antique. Soak until a desired aging look is achieved then remove the object from the mixture and rinse in cool water then pat dry.  




Aged Wood

Steel Wool

Apple Cider Vinegar

Instantly age wood for decorative signs or any craft projects by soaking the steel wool in apple cider vinegar and rubbing onto wood. 


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