Virtual STEAM Workshop: Clay Creations

Join us for a virtual program!

Discover chemistry in art! Clay is a natural material made up of tiny particles of rock. When clay is mixed with enough water, it feels like soft, gluey mud. Unlike regular mud, however, clay holds its shape; it can be pinched, rolled, cut, or built up in layers to form shapes of all kinds. Wet clay makes a very useful building material because it hardens as it dries. Participants will learn how to make air-dry clay using ingredients that can easily be found at home.

Please have the following materials available: 

  • Large Bowl ( cooking bowl is fine)
  • 1 cup white glue ( like Elmer’s glue)
  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1tbsp baby oil
  • 1 tsp lotion
  • 1 large spoon or spatula

Ages 5 and above, families welcome.

Pay as you wish. Details to join the live workshop will be provided closer to the event date. Registration required.

This virtual STEAM workshop series is supported, in part, by Simons Foundation and Con Edison.