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Magic Dough Christmas Ornaments
Holiday fun with the Kids
Are you looking for a fun and cost effective holiday craft to make with your children? Look no further. Here is a craft that is fun for the whole family and costs very little to make. These ornaments will be lifetime keepsakes to remember past Christmas moments. They will look great on your own tree, but they also make wonderful gifts for teachers and grandparents. Enjoy yourself and pass it on! Magic Dough Ornaments are fun for everyone!
Making Homemade Christmas Ornaments
- 1 cup corn starch
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups water
Making the Dough
- Combine corn starch, baking soda, and water in a medium sauce pan.
- Cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly, until it comes to a full boil. The ingredients turn to dough as it boils.
- Once the mixture has turned to dough, remove it from the sauce pan and put it on a plate.
- Place the plate of dough, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool.
- Remove dough from the refrigerator and place it on wax paper.
- Knead the dough until it feels firm but smooth.
- Split the dough in half, and set one half aside. Roll the other half using a rolling pin until the dough is 1/4" to 1/2" thick.
- Using cookie cutters with Christmas shapes, cut out as many shapes as you can and set them aside on wax paper.
- Take the left over dough from the shapes that were just made and roll it out once again (if there is enough dough left).
- Continue to cut out shapes until the dough is gone or there is not enough left to roll out again. The leftover dough can be added to the other half of dough you still have.
- Repeat steps 7 through 10 with the other half of the dough. Discard any unused dough.
- Using a plastic straw, make a hole at the top of the ornaments by inserting the end of the straw into the dough. This is where you will tie a twine or ribbon once the ornaments dry.
- Leave the ornaments open to air for at least 24 hours to dry. You can test the ornaments to see if they are hard by lightly pressing your finger in the center.
- Once the ornaments are dry, it is time to decorate them. What you put on them is left to your imagination.
- ***Here are some fun ideas for decorating: use acrylic paint to color them. Sprinkle glitter on them. Write names on them with paint or permanent markers. There are many more fun ways to decorate. Be creative and make them your own
- After you are done decorating your ornaments, cut colored twine or ribbon in 6" pieces. Cut one for each ornament you have made.
- Slip one end of the twine or ribbon through the hole at the top of the ornament.
- Tie the two ends of the twine or ribbon together, making sure the knot will not come undone.
- You are now ready to place your ornaments on your Christmas tree or wrap your ornaments to give as gifts to those special people in your life.