Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Look What My Friends Can Do!

My friend and fellow Airman, Reina, and her kids can make Christmas ornaments from dough!!

Via Pinterest and the Woodside Kitchen, she and her kids used the following recipe:
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup water
She heated it on the stovetop on medium heat, stirring constantly, until it formed a ball (about 5 minutes).  Then she placed the dough in a bowl and covered with a damp cloth until it was cool enough to handle.  Once it cooled down, they kneaded it to about 1/4 inch thick, grabbed some cookie cutters and went to town.  Note that they poked a hold in each in order to have a place to thread a ribbon/string to hang. To harden, either air dry or bake at 175 in the oven for an hour.

Waiting for glaze

After some drying, everyone painted them up with some acrylic paint, let them dry, and then Reina sprayed them with a matte acrylic glaze.

 After drying, all that was left was to string and hang them!

Pipe cleaners (or "fuzzy sticks" as we call then in my house)

Gorgeous, and what a fun thing to do with kids!  Great job!

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