Yesterday for Davids advent calendar, we made cornstarch and baking soda Christmas ornaments. It was so much fun!
Here's what you need:
1 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of cornstarch
3/4 cup of water
Combine them in a pot over medium heat. Stir constantly. It will look runny for a while, but then it will thicken all at once and become lumpy. When they start to look like lumpy mashed potatoes, take off the heat and transfer to a bowl.
I was a bit impatient so I spread mine out in the bowl like this (above) so it would cool faster.
After its cool, roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. David really wanted to do this so of course Iet him. He posed for some super cool photos as well.
I put some parchment paper on a cookie sheet and used cookie cutters to cut out the ornaments. We found that the easiest way to get the dough onto the cookie sheet was to pick it up with the cookie cutter and transfer it into the cookie sheet.
When you're all done, use a straw to punch a hole in the top to tie your string to.
Bake at 175/200 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour. Flip over halfway through. I baked mine for an hour and a half, so use your judgement! I also let mine sit out overnight and will paint them today, just to be sure they will be hard completely through.
These were a lot of fun and SO easy to make! I can't wait to paint them later and see what David comes up with!
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