Clay Baking Soda Ornaments

 

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So this year I felt like Aedan would like to be a more active participant in making his yearly ornament so instead of making another hand-print ornament I searched for a clay/baked ornament and found this one.  It is a no-bake Clay Baking Soda Ornament.  I was a little worried that they would be crumbly or possibly even fall apart, but they turned out really great and Aedan had a blast mixing, kneading  cutting, decorating and finishing them!
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You will need:

  1. 2 cups (16oz box) of baking soda
  2. 1 cup cornstarch
  3. 1 1/4 cups water
  4. food coloring
  5. holiday cookie cutter(s)
  6. beads, sequins, glitter etc
  7. mod podge (we used gloss)
  8. ribbon

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Directions:

  • combine baking soda, cornstarch, and water (AND FOOD COLORING IF YOU WANT) together and mix in a medium sauce pan. (no lumps!)
  • Stir continuously over medium/low heat until the clay has the consistency of mashed potatoes.  (I started on medium heat then turned down to low once it started to come together)
  • Remove from pan and allow to cool 5 minutes on counter top
  • Knead together a few times then roll out on parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  • Cut using cookie cutters
  • Decorate using beads, sequins, pipe cleaners, pom poms, glitter, etc (MAKE A HOLE FOR RIBBON SO YOU CAN HANG ON TREE!)
  • Allow to thoroughly dry (a day or so)
  • Brush with mod podge to seal
  • Tie ribbon
  • Ta-DA!!!

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We made 2 different batches because       , again, I was worried that some might break or crumble, but they all ended up turning out so we have a bunch to give away to pretty much everyone we know 😉

 

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