Does anyone know how to make air dry clay less fragile and more sturdy?
I wanted oven bake clay to make figurines with since it seems sturdy; however, my mom got air dry clay and they continue to break and shatter. I have 50lbs of this stuff and I just want to make some figurines that will not break at the slightest touch. I have tried to make them thicker, flattr, rounded, square, small, big, etc., but nothing is seeming to work. Please if anyone knows a trick to keep them from breaking easily, tell me.
P.S. Not to be mean or anything, but I have been getting a lot of just no, idk/i dont know, and google it. If anyone puts some stupid unhelpful answer like these I will mark it down! Do not fear; however, if you actually try I will accept your answer no prob and maybe even mark it up even if it is not the best.
When I make clay figurines, I usually hollow out their centers from the bottom up. However, don’t make the outer shell too thin; leave at least half an inch between the inner surface and the outer surface.
This procedure allows for sculptures to air-harden faster and distribute said hardness throughout the entire sculpture.