Thursday, November 4, 2010

Non-edible Homemade Clay for ornaments!

4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups water

Directions:Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

1 Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes. (or 5-10) ;-)

2 Roll dough out and cut around hand or cut circles out for making hand imprints. Use cookie cutters for ornaments or gift tags. If necessary, slightly dampen pieces to make them stick together. (I make the whole batch into a log and cut slices like slice and bake cookies and then roll out the slices, they look more homemade that way, not perfect.)

3 Make a small hole for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
I use a straw to make the hole, its like a tiny cookie cutter.

4 Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your items are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.

5 Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny. You can also just color them with markers and then your ready to go.

Merry Christmas!

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