I absolutely love how these white “clay” ornaments turned out. My mom visited for the weekend and we kicked off the holiday crafting bonanza with these.
This recipe produces a chalk-white dough that dries in about 24 hours, or so.
We rolled out the dough, leaving the rest in the bowl covered with a damp towel. They rolled out perfectly on wax paper. We used stamps to create words~be sure to clean them first with rubbing alcohol.
The recipe is almost simple:
1 cup cornstarch, 2 cups baking soda, 1 1/4 cup of cool water. Directions: stir ingredients in a saucepan, over medium heat. Stirring constantly, wait for it to bubble. Turn off heat and continue to stir into a dough that thickens as it cools. Turn dough into a bowl and cover with a towel. Wait 30 minutes of it to cool down. Then, knead it back to life. Absolutely magical, gorgeous, soft, porcelain-like dough.
My mom made each of her friends a gift tag with their initial on it. She knows a lot of “B” people.
I made several crazy cool Dreidels.
We used Baker’s twine, and rolled sprigs of pine through the dough for a hit of nature. Enjoy the recipe. Enjoy your friends and family. Enjoy the holidays!