Gluten Free DIY Ornaments!

I remember making Salt Dough Ornaments with Lovey Levin on his second Christmas. I didn’t know at the time that I was poisoning him with Gluten.

I recently found a new recipe that I can’t wait to try!!! Just in time to make party favors for his birthday party coming up! I found the recipe here!

Here’s what you’ll need…

• 1 box baking soda (about 2 cups)
• 1 cup cornstarch
• 11/2 cups water
• Sauce pan
• Bowl
• Spoon
• Plastic wrap

Here’s how you make it…

1. Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring consistently, until it is too thick to stir with a spoon.

2. Cool for 15 minutes, or until the dough is cool enough to touch. Knead it for about 5 minutes, or until smooth. Keep dough wrapped in plastic.

Once you have molded it, it will take 1-2 days for the clay to dry. The length of time depends on how thick your craft is: If it is a flat ornament, it may only take 1 day, if it is thick it will take much longer. This clay can be painted with either Tempera or acrylic craft paints.

Do put the hole in for the string or hook, we use a straw. It’s small enough for string but not TOO big to be mistaken for part of the design!!

After you paint it, give it a coat of clear acrylic to seal it. I hate chipped paint! I think I’ll try some cool nail polishes this year – My daughter has a few doubles sitting in her drawer… 😉

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