Yes put the baked clay in the paper bag. It seems like the longer it is in the bag the better. It still isn't as earthy as what I first expected but it seems like it is exactly what I want now.<quoted text>
Thanks. I have tried putting some in a paper bag and also baked some, but what I haven't tried yet is putting the baked clay in a paper bag so will try that.
I love how crunchy the white dirt is, just wish it was more to my taste. Are you saying that the red dirt isn't as hard and crunchy? Sounds like it would be perfect if it was.
Even after I baked the red it wasn't as hard and crunchy. That may have been because its texture was so different than the white. It crumbled rather than staying in big chunks. It had some grit to it and this batch had some kaolin streaks in it. Different in a good way.