I made up a batch of air dry clay from a different recipe. (four ingredients basically)
The batch came up sort of sticky, but it could be because I used a lot of lotion in my last batch and this was basically just mineral oil.
The thing i love about this glue clay is you can wet it and get a really wonderful slippery smooth texture, and squish it all around in your hands. Sort of like slip from ceramic clay.
I wanted to see how well it would do on a balloon as a shape and it did fairly well. The thing I didn’t anticipate was that the clay has a very high shrinkage. I don’t remember my last batch doing that so much, and perhaps it had something to do with lotion versus mineral oil again.
Lastly, using that recipe, I would like to say that not all glue is the same. I used Elmers, but i was sort of watery. When I was mixing up the batch, it was still the consistency of thick glue when I got to the 1 to 1 ratio. So i kept adding more corn starch until i got the right mix. Also when you are microwaving it, I think you would be ok going in 30 second time chunks in the beginning, then going shorter and shorter.
Pictures to come of covered balloons and the like.
EDIT – Apr 11 – This recipe as is has a high shrinkage rate.