For our ornaments, we used:
1 cup Cornstarch
16 oz box Baking Soda
1 cup Water
Cookie Cutter Set
1. Over medium heat, stir together baking soda, cornstarch, and water until ingredients have dissolved and begin to thicken.
3. I have to admit that I am not the most careful person with measurements, so we had to add a few drops of water to our clay to get the right consistency. Be careful not to add too much because you can quickly end up with a soupy mess! Knead the dough together and roll out to about a 1/4 inch for your ornaments.
5. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and transfer ornaments to the sheet. If you plan to add holes for hanging, now is the time to add them with a toothpick. We forgot to do this and ended up using hot glue to attach ribbon at the end.
6. Bake at 175 degrees for about an hour, gently flip, and bake for another 45 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and cool completely. You can file down any rough edges.
Now, the fun begins. You can leave your ornaments just as they are for a beautiful white finish or let the kids decorate them with paint, glitter, markers, or any other materials. The possibilities are truly endless.
Here is a great comparison of salt dough and cornstarch dough. I agree with many of her assessments. The salt dough ornaments are more forgiving, but the cornstarch clay gives a crisper final product.
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