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Craft Dough for Ornaments

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“My four-year old had great fun with this ornament recipe this holiday season; in fact, we had to make several batches. The ornaments are very smooth, perfect for painting. I had the most success when I halved the recipe and didn't leave it too long to cool, just long enough to handle. While it made perfect smaller ornaments, I had some cracking as they dried when I used the dough to make larger handprint ornaments.”
72hrs 20mins
15-20 ornaments

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix baking soda and cornstarch in a pot.
  2. Add 1 1/4 cold water.
  3. Stir and bring to boil; continue stirring one minute until consistency of mashed potatoes.
  4. Place dough on cutting board and cover w/ damp cloth.
  5. Cool then knead, roll into shapes or cut w/ cookie cutter on waxed paper. (My first batch was a dream to roll, for my second I used extra cornstarch to roll.)
  6. Allow to dry. (I let them air dry on cookie sheets covered with wax paper over several days, turning once a day.)
  7. Paint.
  8. Remember to make a hole to hang on a hook or ribbon.

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