Aunt Chick’s Claydough for Holiday Ornaments
- 2/3 cup cornstarch (more for dusting and dipping the cutters)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cup water
In medium sized pot combine the cornstarch, baking soda and water. Stir the mixture over medium-low heat. After a couple of minutes, the mixture will begin to thicken. When it looks like smooth mashed potatoes, remove the pot from the heat. Spoon the ball of dough into a bowl and cover it with a damp cloth until it’s cooled. When it is completely cooled knead the dough on a smooth surface, adding a little more cornstarch if it feels sticky. If you would like to add coloring add a little food coloring at a time (a little goes a long way!)
Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the claydough as you would regular dough to 1/4″ in thickness and dust the surface lightly with cornstarch. If needed cornstarch can be used to dust onto the inside of Aunt Chick’s Cookie Cutters to prevent sticking also. Transfer shapes to the prepared baking sheet. Use a straw to poke holes in the center top of each ornament. Place the ornaments (face up) in the oven at 175 degrees for about an hour, turn the cookies over 1/2 way during baking.
Paint and decorate with acrylics, puff paints, glitters, beads and any other baubbles you can think of!
To preserve your ornaments they can be sprayed with a clear varnish and let sit. Tie a ribbon through the hole and knot it to hang it on your tree.