Create little “Hunny” pots for your guests with just 1/2 cup disposable storage containers and yellow clay. Write each person’s name on the container lid for a personalized touch and send everyone home with a tub of their own (lookalike) “Hunny”! Whipping up your own batch of modeling clay is easy but if you’re in a crunch for time the store-bought kind can be substituted in a pinch.
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 1 cup Cornstarch
- 1 1/4 cups water
- Food coloring (to dye clay)
1. Combine baking soda and cornstarch in a saucepan.
2. Add a few drops of food coloring to the water. The more food coloring you add the deeper the color will be.
3. Pour the colored water into the saucepan with the cornstarch and baking soda.
4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 10 – 15 minutes.
5. When the clay is ready it will have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
6. Remove the clay from the saucepan and place it on a plate. Let it cool under a damp cloth until it is cool to the touch.
Note: Clay can be stored up to one week in the refrigerator; it must be kept in a sealed container. Room temperature clay is best for modeling.
For Hunny Pots:
- 1/2 cup disposable plastic containers (we used Glad)
- Cardstock: brown, tan, blue, green, purple, red
- Double sided tape
- Tape runner
- Printable templates
- Black marker
- 1/4 “ Wide ribbon (colors to match cardstock)
1. Print templates and cut them out.
2. Trace the “band” template onto brown or tan cardstock and cut it out.
3. Trace the “top” and “label” templates onto the colored cardstock of your choosing (blue, red, etc.) and cut them out.
4. Place double sided tape on one end of the tan band and tape the band to the side of the plastic container. Be sure that the edge of the band goes under the lip of the container.
5. Place a band of double sided tape around the plastic container and wrap the tan cardstock around the container, sticking it as you go. Tape the end of the band to hold it in place.
6. Cut an 11” piece of ribbon and run a tape runner along one side. The ribbon is now sticky, like tape and it can easily be applied to the rim of the lid. Press the ribbon along the edge of the lid.
7. Use double side tape to attach a colored circle to the top of the lid, and tape the label to the side.
8. Write the each guests name on top of a Hunny Pot. Write the word HUNNY in Pooh’s child-like handwriting on the label.
For more Winnie the Pooh fun, check out the official Winnie the Pooh site.