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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Sand clay recipe perfect for handprint plaques & tiles
On your next journey to the beach or encounter with a sand-pit, scoop up a cup of granules and turn the visit into a souvenir that celebrtates the day as well a child's age. Combine the sand with flour, salt, a little oil and mix to a soft pliable clay then much like saltdough preserve your creation by baking it until thoroughly dry and hardened.

sand clay recipe - insturction and printable

Ingredients for this activity

250gm sand

200gm plain flour

100g salt

100ml water - will depend on how damp the sand is

1 tbs oil

Non-commercial shells - our limpets, whelks, cockles, periwinkles and top-shells were all shoreline finds from Cornwall and Denmark.

 Sand clay recipe card     

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Ingredients for sand clay recipe
Adding flour to sticky sand clay  

Buy play sand on
Buy sea and ocean themed play figures on
Buy plate stands on
Roll pieces of the clay into balls and then flatten to the size wanted.

If you find the dough becomes sticky add a little more flour until it's smooth to the touch again.

Press a hand, foot or other item into the surface of the clay and create a personalised pattern & set of impressions.

Decorate any blank space with shells and seaglass embellishments.

Bake finished plaques for 2 hours at 130c or until they're become hard and dry.

Disply the finished plaques using sing plate stands or before baking the clay embed a hook or fixing that enables it to hbe hung on the wall.
Making hand foot and shape impressions in sand clay Bake the sand clay for 2 hours at 130c

Buy coloured glass pebbles on
Buy plastic seaweed on
Buy baking trays on


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