DIY Christmas Ornaments

The boy and I got busy over the weekend making cookie cutter Christmas ornaments.  Super easy! All you need is:

2 cups of baking soda
1 cup of cornstarch
1 1/2 cups of water

Mix the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.  At first it might seem like nothing’s happening, but soon the mixture will thicken up and make a ball of dough.  Wait 15-20 minutes or until the clay is cool.  Knead the dough until it’s smooth and then roll out and cut your ornaments. Don’t forget to use a toothpick to put a hole in the ornaments so you can hang them later!!!

*Warnings:

  1. Make sure you lay the ornaments FLAT, I forgot and put ours on a plate and the result was curled ornaments and a lot more cracked and broke then normal.
  2. Some will crack and break so make a couple extra of your favorite shapes.

It takes a day or two for the ornaments to air dry.  Be sure to flip them over ever few hours so both sides dry.  Once dry get out your favorite means of decorating and go to town.  To help prevent cracking and breaking modge-podge the ornaments before giving as gifts or hanging on the tree.

 

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