A Cheapskate's Guide to
Exploring Tasmania By Car

For pre-planning or use on the run, this free site is a useful, on-demand travel guide
for touring Tasmania by car, caravan, RV, or hitch-hiking.

Make Your own Cornflour Clay

Make your own Cornflour Clay models.

List of Contents

A guide to travel, sightseeing and services - what to do, where to stay and a little history of Tasmanian cities and towns.

Front Page

Includes list of contents, Tasmanian Freedom Camping Locations Series and a free, downloadable map of Tasmania

The Towns and Regions

Looks at the towns, camping, accommodation, eating out, sightseeing, history, toilets & dump points, information centres, doctors, vets, real e

Download Free Map

This (external) link will give you access to free maps of Tasmania, Hobart City Centre, Launceston City Centre, Burnie and Devonport to print or store on your device.

Fun Pages
For Kids and their Adults

A range of free and low cost things to make and do, for kids and their adults, when driving or confined to camp.

Free and Cheap

you can choose from camp-grounds provided by councils, commercial operators or formal, and informal free camp sites.

Dump Points ~ Van Repairs ~ Public Toilets

An easy access guide to Dump-Points, Van Repairs and Public Toilets.

Environment and Produce

Loads of links to Tasmanian food, beer and wine trails for you to follow and enjoy.

Fossicking in Tasmania

Many of the locations this guide will be visiting offer the chance to do a little fosicking for such things as gold, sapphires, topaz, jasper, turquoise, agate and a range of other tumbling material for lapidarists.

Tiger Track Stamps

A Quirky, Free/Low-Cost Way for you to keep track of your amazing tasmanian adventures, as you hunt down over 70 Tiger Track Stamps and with luck - or skill maybe - find the elusive Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) - the most valuable stamp of all.


Make Your own Cornflour Clay Models

  • 2 cups Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Cornflour (Cornstarch)
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • Food Colouring if required

You will need

A saucepan, a pastry board, a wooden spoon, a damp cloth and an air tight storage container

  • Mix Baking Soda and Cornflour in a saucepan.
  • Add the water slowly, mixing over a low heat
  • Stir continually to prevent lumps.
  • Cook until the mixture looks like mashed potatoes.
  • Spread on a pastry board and cover with a damp cloth to cool.
  • When cool, kneed well (ten minutes or so).
  • Cornflour clay should be stored in an airtight container until used.
  • If coloured clay is required just add food colour to suit.
  • Clay creations should be baked at 95 degrees c (200 f) for 1 1/2 to 3 hours depending upon it's size.
  • Cool and dry for at least 24 hours.

Your model can be painted when fully dry and all models should be sealed against moisture.


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