Make it Monday: Dough Ornaments

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We just put up our tree this weekend and I’m sure many others will soon be doing the same. One thing that can be really rewarding and a fun family activity is making tree ornaments with your kids. So I thought I’d share one of my favorite methods with you!
     This recipe requires some cooking, but it makes oh-so-cute ornaments! For this one, you need:
     1 cup corn starch
     2 cups baking soda
     1 3/4 cups water
     Mix the ingredients together thoroughly in a saucepan. When fully mixed it will have a consistency almost like thick cream. Then turn the stove up to medium heat and stir constantly until you have a dough the consistency of mashed potatoes (10-15 mins).
     Turn the dough onto a table or counter, cover with a damp cloth and allow to cool completely. Then knead the dough until it is a smooth ball.
     Roll the dough to about a 1/4 inch thick (like rolled cookies) and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. It is a good idea to use a straw to poke holes where you will later put string or ribbon through, to hang on the tree. Transfer the shapes to a baking sheet and bake the shapes at 275 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until hardened.
     Once the shapes are cooled, you paint the, or even add stuff like glitter and beads!

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  1. These are super-cute, and they would make fun gifts from the kiddos to our family members. Thanks for this recipe! I’m not totally sure that my kids would use the cookie cutters for it….I suspect that they would just make their own thing and we’d have to wing it. 🙂

  2. These are super adorable! I hadn’t really thought about doing them then painting them… Not sure why… LOL. Thanks for sharing! Pinning! 😀

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