Christmas ornaments

December 13, 2012 at 6:54 am 3 comments

I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest and will try to link to it. I was planning on making salt dough ornaments when I went into the kids’ preschool so they could be painted but then I found these and thought they looked prettier and would make a smoother surface for painting.

1/2 cup corn flour
1 cup bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup water

Mix in saucepan over medium-low heat until mixture binds together (lumpy porridge texture).
Remove from heat and place mixture in bowl and cover with damp cloth.
When cooled put on corn floured surface and knead well.
Roll out and cut shapes from it. Use a straw to create hole to put ribbon in after baking.
Use fingers to make prints or rubber stamps.

Place in preheated oven of 80•Celcius for an hour. Turn after half an hour.

I placed mine in the fridge to hold shapes like when I am baking biscuits but they still curled at the edges. I think the website I found this on said don’t roll out too thinly to stop this happening.

Here are some pictures of some cut out shapes from when I did this craft at pre school.

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I tied thin Christmas string and used them as gift tags on their teacher’s presents.
I used craft paint that we have used in the past for painting plaster of Paris figures. The website recommended a clear lacquer to Jo over the top but I don’t have any.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rachel  |  December 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    We just made these too !! So simple and fun. Yours look great!

    Reply
    • 2. blackpaws  |  December 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      As do yours! Lots of fun!

      Reply
  • 3. Rachel  |  December 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks x
    sorry just realised i didn’t see this reply.

    Reply

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