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The best dough for making Christmas ornaments

You will need:

  • ½ cup of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • ¾ cup of lukewarm water
  • A few drops of food coloring (optional)

Steps:

  1. Combine cornstarch, baking soda, and water in a medium-sized pot.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring until the mixture reaches the consistency of smooth mashed potatoes.
  3. Remove from heat. Use a spoon to form a ball with the dough.
  4. Deposit the ball of dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with a moist towel until it has cooled completely.
  5. Knead dough on a work surface. If it is too sticky, simply add cornstarch.
  6. Roll the dough out until it is ½ cm thick and use cookie cutters or a knife to cut different shapes. If you wish, you can even use the dough to make prints of children's hands (the dough will however have to be a little thicker).
  7. Preheat oven to 375°F. Deposit the ornaments on a baking sheet and bake them for approximately one hour (turning the baking sheet halfway through the cooking time).
  8. Set aside to cool. Paint the ornaments if you wish.

Notes:

  • Don't forget to use a drinking straw or a wooden skewer to make a hole so you can hang your ornaments with ribbon.
  • If you want to color to your dough, add food coloring to the water before mixing the ingredients together.

 


Caroline Allard


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