Make homemade clay beads
This is a simple and great way to make beads. Children will enjoy painting and threading them to create necklaces
What you need:
- Mixing bowl
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups water
- Food colouring
- Baking tray
In a bowl mix the flour, salt, food colouring and then add water.
Knead the dough for about 15 minutes.
Using a small amount of mixture, shape a bead into the size you like.
Using a skewer, make a hole in the bead and place on a baking tray.
Bake the beads in an oven at 120°C for 2-3, checking them regularly.
They are ready when there is no moisture left and they are firm.
Take them out of the oven and allow to cool.
Paint your beads, let them dry and then they are ready to be used.
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