White clay ornaments DIY

 

 
My mom is very crafty and I remember making loads of things with her when I was growing up. This included ornaments for our tree…I wanted to carry on this tradition and remembered these cool salt dough ones we used to make.

You made shapes like playdough and leave to air dry and then you could paint and make them your own…

My mom could just not remember the recipe we used to use so I took to the internet and found something even better. One of my favourite sites, the imaginationtree, had these interesting looking cornflour and baking soda ornaments. They are awesome and  come out  in this brilliant white which looks very classy in my opinion. It has a grown up feel without a grown up price. Even my mom agrees that they are a salt dough upgrade…

What you need:

1 cup bicarbonate of soda (baking soda, not to be confused with baking powder)

1/2 cup corn starch (corn flour)

3/4 warm water

 

How to

Mix dry ingredients in a pan and stir through warm water.

 Mix over a medium heat, stirring as it starts to bubble.

Continue to stir till it thickens and starts to resemble a soft play dough consistency, take it off the heat and leave it to cool for a few minutes.

Turn it out onto the counter and knead it for a couple of minutes to make it pliable.

It should look and feel like bright white play dough!

Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and a straw to cut out holes for hanging up

Decorate with whatever you like (I used a large patterned pendant to give a lacy effect on the hearts)

The stars were decorated with letter stamps

Aidan insisted on using his car cutter, so those two will be painted while I leave the rest white

Adding glitter will give a snowflakey effect 🙂

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