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Paper Clay – An Arts and Science Activity

Did you know that you can make clay using left-over scraps of paper and a few additional, simple ingredients? Paper clay is a fun molding compound that you can sculpt with, or use to create art on a fresh sheet of paper – such as designing your own unique greeting cards.


What You Will Need:


  • 2 cups construction paper scraps (sorted by color).
  • 4 ½ cups water 
  • ½ cup flour 
  • Small bowl 
  • Blender 
  • Strainer   
  • Spoon    


  • Tear construction paper into small pieces. Pour 4 cups of water and 2 cups of paper scraps into a blender. Blend for 20 seconds or until the mixture turns into pulp.  
  • Put the mixture in a strainer. Drain and squeeze out excess water.
  • Mix a ½ cup of flour and a ½ cup of water into a small bowl. Mix with a spoon until blended into the consistency of paste.  
  • Slowly add the flour and water mixture to paper pulp. Knead until it forms a dough. 
  • Mold paper clay just as you would any other clay or dough! Let your masterpieces dry for 1- 2 days.


  • Paper clay can be used to create 3-D greeting cards or pictures. 
  • Try adding glitter or bits of confetti to your paper clay. 
  • Use cookie cutters to shape your paper clay.



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