Last year we handmade our christmas tree decoration using a homemade salt dough, and it was absolutely fun. This year i learned another recipe of dough made with baking soda and cornstarch. It’s much better than the salt dough and it’s really white that makes it easier to color.
You will need:
- 1 cup cornstarch (cornflour)
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup water
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to medium heat. Whisk continually until it starts to thicken. It will take couple of minutes to look like mashed potato in consistency, remove it immediately from the heat. Place it in a bowl and cover it with damp cloth until it’s cool.
Knead it on a smooth surface, adding cornstarch if it feels a bit sticky and let the fun begin!
Cut two big circles and print your kid’s hand or foot. Make a hole with a straw to add a ribbon later to hang it on the Christmas tree. Transfer the shapes on a baking sheet and put them for an hour in a 70°C preheated oven.
Take them out, make sure they are completely cool before your kids start coloring them.
Nady colored 2 golden stars to add them to the ornaments before inserting the ribbons.
I am sure everyone who enters your house will be wowed by these beautiful ornaments. They will make your tree one of a kind.
What a beautiful season, i am overwhelmed with all these preparations. Every year, I wait impatiently for Christmas, it fills my house with joy, hope and kids laughter. Life is not worth enjoying without newborn Jesus in your heart and your kids in your arms. Happy holidays to all, Ho Ho Ho!