Make Edible Clay...
10 ounces of chocolate or one bag of candy melts
1/3 cup light corn syrup
Melt the chocolate or melts in a microwave for 1 minute. Stir. (If not completely melted, return it to the microwave for an additional 30 seconds. If you don't have a microwave, place in the top of a double broiler over hot water and stir until melted).
When it is melted, add the corn syrup and blend.
Pour the mixture onto a waxed paper sheet.
Spread the melted candy with your fingers until it's about 1/2 inch thick.
Cover loosely with waxed paper and let it stiffen for at least a couple hours or overnight. The chocolate will become very pliable. You will have to work it a little to make it more clay like.
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