Christmas Ornaments

“Clay” Ornaments

2 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cups cool water

Mix cornstarch and baking soda in a pot.

Add water to the powder mixture and stir.

Place the pot on a stove over medium heat. Be sure to stir the mixture constantly.

Once it thickens place into a bowl and cover with a damp paper towel and let cool.

Knead the cooled mixture until smooth. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick on a flat surface. If you find the mixture to be a little sticky, add a little cornstarch either on the counter on knead it into the mixture.

Cut out desired shape with cookie cutters.

You can also add “pizzazz” by stamping your shape with various objects. Ex. Stamps, embossing folders, sprigs of herbs or evergreen twigs or fingerprints for a personal touch.

You allow ornaments to dry overnight to keep the whiteness or bake them.

To bake them preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place ornaments on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 30 minutes.  Be sure to watch closely for the last 10-15 minutes to prevent over browning.

Snow Flakes

9 Table Spoons of Mule 20 BoraxIMG_3070
1 L Boiled Hot Water
Pipe cleaners
String
Stick to hang from
Food Colouring (Optional)

  1. Form your shape out of pipe cleaners.
  2. Tie string to snowflake.
  3. Boil water.
  4. Put 9 TBSP of Borax in container.
  5. Add water.
  6. Stir until Borax is dissolved
  7. Hang snowflake on stick and place solution
  8. Come back 6-12 hours later or over night.
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