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Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe

Hello friends,

How is your winter/holiday season going on? I hope you are enjoying coldness & warmness both sometimes, well I am a fan of winter season..I Love winter..& I always enjoy this great blessing of Allah Almighty..I hope you will be enjoying your time as well..

Today I will share the making of homemade dough for random crafts & jewelry things.Preparing homemade dough is not a difficult job near me, a few days back I was thinking about making some jewelry with dough.. today I will show you how you can make homemade dough for random crafts..Lets see how I did..

Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe

Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe
Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe

You will need- 2 cup cornflour,half cup white glue, 1 tbsp Vaseline, 1tsp lemon juice,(it will prevent fungus) btw we have a lemon plant in our backyard area, & this fresh lemon is plucked by me.,


For making dough, Simply mix the glue & lemon juice in cornflour & start making dough. if its going sticky, grease your palms with Vaseline on and off, then again start making dough.

Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe
Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe

When you will see its not getting sticky with your hands, the dough will be done!

Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe
Homemade Dough/Clay Recipe

It must be in smooth & soft condition.

Grease a plastic bag with Vaseline & save the dough in it. be sure to make a tight knot.

Right after making the dough,I thought to try something..I add a drop of Plaid folkart paint in some dough & mix with fingers. so here u can see this pink color out of red paint.

So I make a bracelet with some twists experiment!

Note** Do NOT refrigerate, Don’t bake, Don’t add water.Protect from Air.

Have a look at a few of my Tutorials in archives with almost the same recipe of dough making.

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Here it is a sneak peek of my next post(customized Pendant Making)..I hope you will be visiting again for its easy &  fun tutorial..

In chance, if your dough get dried or failed while making, you don’t need to worry about it.. create something useful with that trash..

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Have a wonderful day..!!

Khadija ~

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I am Khadija Kiran, A girl blogger, content creator & digital marketer. I started this blog in 2010. It's pleasure sharing interesting stuff related art, fashion, food and lifestyle. You can enjoy my 350+ DIYs on this blog. I also sell my handmade art work. Stay tuned to see more!



  1. Shang J.

    December 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This is interesting and helpful. Thanks! x

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you Shang!!

  2. torviewtoronto

    December 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    lovely post Kadhija beautiful things you have made

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks for enjoying my creations!

  3. cassie

    December 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    wow, your dough skills rock! my projects have never looked that awesome!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thank You Cassie, Sometimes I create really neat things but sometimes its a mess only ..hehe

  4. Divya N

    December 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I really like this bangle you have done…did you seal it in anyway for stability??

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks Divya, And I haven’t sealed it yet with anything but I am thinking about adding some glitter..

  5. Diana

    December 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm


    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks Diana

  6. smartmania

    December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Very nice!! Best regards from Greece!!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      so sweet of you, Love from Pakistan..

  7. michele

    December 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    thanks for this recipe! it’s different from doughs I have made so I will have to try it out!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Oh yes, sure..give it a try & you will like the result :)

  8. Michelle L

    December 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Love the pink version! This seems like a very cool recipe with simple ingredients. I have a lemon tree, too!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks Mich..and I have a small lemon plant but its always filled with lemons :)

  9. divya

    December 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    looks awesome..

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Thank You divya..

  10. Debi @ Adorned From Above

    December 12, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I love this. I’m pinning it now. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Thank you, I would love to share more ;)

  11. J.Rae

    December 12, 2012 at 2:50 am

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Awww..thanks a bunch :D

  12. Faiza Qaiser

    December 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I am writing down this recipe, need to do this ASAP . I have an old mirror in my home and i think i will decorate its sides with some roses, flowers and leaves. Thank you for the method :)

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Good, I would like to see your creations..feel free to send me via email whenever you will create something :) I am also thinking about decorating a mirror ..

  13. Dr Sonia

    December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Awesome tutorial Khadija.Like you I too love clay crafts!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Agree..thanks Sonia & its a very easy version of making dough :)

  14. Gwen

    December 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

    This tutorial makes me so happy :)

    I’m a new follower from Thumping Thursday bloghop.
    Have a good weekend!


    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

      Thanks dear..always stay happy ;)

  15. Ambreen

    December 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    That sound so easy to make! Khadija, great tutorial & wonderful projects!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

      Thank you Ambreen..

  16. Yona

    December 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Oh wow – have to pin this for later. That is really amazing that you can create art from the homemade recipe…gotta try this one day.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Thanks for the visit & for enjoying my work. have fun!

  17. Dila

    December 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    ★ ♫♫

    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Bom fim de semana!


    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

      thank you dear..

  18. Mariam (

    December 16, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Salaam alaikum sister Khadijah,

    I hope you still remember me for I haven’t forgotten thee :)

    Stay in touch, sister Khadijah :) this was, as always, an interesting post Masha-Allah!

    Can I ask you how you managed to get your own website

    I’d love to hear from you insha-Allah sister in Islam :)

    May Allah always guide us to what He (Allah) loves and keep us away from what He (Allah) hates, sister Khadijah. Ameen. Love you for the sake of Allah, sis Khadijah :)

    Take care and wasalaam

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

      Walaikum Assalam dear sis..
      Thank you Mariam for the sweeeet comment, MashaAllah you are so sweet..
      I have a co-admin for this website & I am not doing this all alone..but I want to do so many important things with the webpage but my co-admin is a bit lazy/ I am poor at this sometimes..

      Thanks for asking about & I hope you are doing well..take care..

  19. Katherines Corner

    December 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I have never seen that formula before. Beautiful results. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks Katherine :)

  20. Diana @ Nanny2Mommy

    December 17, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Thank you for tutorial and sharing at Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Always welcome!

  21. The Busy Bee's

    December 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you for linking up to the blog hop Adorned From Above. We are co-hosting and appreciate you joining the party! Have a great day!
    Host: Debi @
    Co-Host: Joye & Myrna @
    Co-Host: Linda @

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Thank You.. I will be visiting you all :)

  22. Stacey

    December 18, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Very clever!
    Thanks for linking up to the party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

      Welcome dear!

  23. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com

    December 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Wow. THANK YOU for sharing your recipe. Thank you for linking it up at the linky party

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Rose! have fun :)

  24. Rebekah

    December 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Looks great! I have a question. When you make your piece of jewelry with this dough, do you just let the dough air dry? How long does it usually take for the piece to be ready to wear?

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      December 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Thanks & yes,air dried.. after creating any piece of jewelry, I just leave it for a few hours & for the best result 12 hours time is OK..!!

  25. mahay

    May 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    its so easy and nice method. Thank u so much sweet heart. Can i use food colors in case if i dont find ur mentioned colors? Secondly how long it can be used after packing in plastic bag?

  26. Chiquita

    August 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Hello just wanted to know. If the dough hardens and dries without cracking???? And if you can paint it while still moist????? Need for a church craft for the kids. Thanks in advance

  27. Khadija's Creative Mind

    August 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Yes dear you can use food colors too,(available in powder form.)
    And they can be used for 3,4 months if packed in air tight bag & jar.

    The dough will not be cracking after getting dry.and if you feel moist dont paint, let it dry, then paint :)

    Thanks everyone!!

  28. Jette

    September 7, 2013 at 2:47 am

    I want to make ‘fossils’ with kids for my son’s 4th birthday, will this work for that?

  29. Khadija's Creative Mind

    September 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Hi Jette;
    sorry for being late, well I m not sure what kind of fossils you wanna make? I think it would be ok otherwise..

  30. hibba

    October 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Mam can you please tell me k aap ki jewelry main glossy or shiny look kaisay ati ha I mean aap end pay apni jewelry per kya use karti hain ?

  31. Khadija's Creative Mind

    October 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Hibba, I use mod podge gloss jiski waja sy shine ajati hy dough pr, mod podge to available nehi hy pk me, ap lacquer spray use kr skti ho for is purpose.. I hope it helps :)

  32. cynthia

    November 20, 2013 at 8:18 am

    hi ur post seems to be very interesting .. and i feel that i should try it out one day . but i have a doubt do we have to heat it ?? i mean the glue lemon and the cornflour mix??? and can we use fevicol??? plz do reply..

  33. Khadija's Creative Mind

    November 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hi Cynthia,
    Heating this dough is not compulsory but if you will do it for a few seconds, it will be getting smoother..
    And I can not recommend fevicol, because I have never tried with that..
    Thanks :)

  34. Punitha

    December 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Dear Khadiga
    This Dough clay recipes are really interesting can you kindly answer how to make designs by using dough clay. Is any molds available for designs? and any other alternative is available for colouring?
    Thanks & Regards

  35. Khadija's Creative Mind

    January 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Punitha; can create different designs with cutters which are usually used for cooking & baking.. you can also mix any fabric colors in the dough. be sure to not to have any water based color in it.
    Thank you.

  36. lesflo12

    February 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Do you just air dry this to make it hard? Do you have to varnish it after it dries?

  37. Khadija's Creative Mind

    February 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Yes Lesflo12, I only air dry baking or any other way! And for varnish, when it will get dry, apply a single coat of modpodge gloss. I did it.

  38. lesflo12

    February 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you so much, for returning my questions answer, so promptly, I appreciate it immensely. I would love to try this as soon as possible just need to buy the glue and then I will try it, can’t wait!!! Yay! And thank you again Khadija, you are truly fantastic!

  39. Khadija's Creative Mind

    February 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

    So nice of you :) Thanks! Let me know/show whatever you done with your handmade dough.

  40. soni

    March 22, 2014 at 7:15 am

    i made dough but it does’t shine………. what i do…? :(

  41. Khadija's Creative Mind

    March 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

    soni ;
    for the shine, I apply mod podge gloss on the dough creation. so try any sealer glue & see if it works for you!
    Thanks soni :)

  42. marium

    April 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

    hi h r u khadija
    want to know we will cook the dough or not??????
    n tell me what is lacquer spray?

  43. Khadija's Creative Mind

    April 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Hi Marium,
    I am fine Alhamdulillah.
    You don’t need to cook or bake this dough, and a lacquer spray is kind of varnish. for shine and sealing the surface!

  44. tabi

    June 1, 2014 at 7:13 am


  45. Khadija's Creative Mind

    June 1, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Hi Tabi;
    I am teaching you can learn from my website easily :)

  46. jiya

    September 23, 2014 at 11:16 am

    hi Khadija plz tell m ur website link i wana sum details

  47. Khadija's Creative Mind

    September 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    hey Jiya check me here;

    you can e-mail me also;
    kkcreativemind at hotmail dot com

  48. Michelle

    January 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Hi! Is cornflour the same as cornstarch in the us?

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      January 26, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Cornflour is different from corn starch actually! but you can try with cornstarch, that will be fine as well.

  49. aarti jain

    June 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

    hi am aarti…my dough is getting very hard,so pls help me..nw what should i do to get my dough smooth…

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      June 30, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Hi Aarti,
      Were you trying my above recipe of homemade dough? If yes then add one tbsp glue and knead well again and see if it gets smooth! then apply vaseline to your hands and start kneading well again. I hope your dough (if you tried my recipe) will be getting perfect again!
      Let me know then :)
      Thank you.

  50. aarti jain

    June 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

    hi am aarti…my dough is getting very hard,so pls help me..nw what should i do to get my dough smooth…

  51. aarti

    June 30, 2015 at 10:58 am

    hi am aarti…my dough is getting very hard,so pls help me..nw what should i do to get my dough smooth…

  52. adan emaan

    August 9, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    hello Khadija,
    I love to read your blog.your DIY’s are awesome.i love to work with dough thanks for the recipe.

  53. Eva

    December 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Instead of lemon juice I use mint extract it lasts forever

  54. adeel ahmad

    January 4, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I want to purchase your jewelry for my shop
    but I am little confused about its quallity :(

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  56. Amima

    August 9, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Can you please tell me the best adhesive for jewelry making

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      August 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Amima, I use UHU transparent glue for jewelry. Silicon with hot glue gun works well but you need to work carefully with it. Movileth German glue is best for dough & clay.

  57. Anum

    November 10, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I try your same dough recipe with same measurements half cup glue and 2cups of cornflour dough is good but no any elasticity in it I m so worry about how can I use this dough for making flowers for jewellery .you tell me this dough have elasticity or not plz reply soon

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      November 10, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Hi Anum, Thanks for the feedback. Are you sure you have knead the dough properly? I guess you overheat the dough. You just need to heat it a little. Try adding half tbsp glue and knead again by greasing your hands with Vaseline petroleum jelly. I hope this will be fixed.

      Let me know after trying these tips. I hope your dough will be perfect!

  58. arif

    April 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Hi madam im arif from lahore ..i see thats good im mostly made clay animals…but im never use this polymer …can u teach me about that more

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you for contacting. I have no experience in sculpturing any figure with clay. I make flowers or designs only. So I can not suggest this well. You can try on experimental basis first.

  59. faiza

    April 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    plz tel me formic dough recipe

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