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!