The Iowa Farmer's Wife: Homemade Clay Recipe 1c flour + 1t flour 1/2c salt 1/2c water Mix 1 cup flour and salt together, then slowly add the water, stirring as you go. When starts to stick, put on the counter & knead it about 5 min. Roll out, cut shapes or sculpt. Leave to dry 48hrs or bake 30min at 300F. Paint w/tempura or acrylic paints.