Kitschy. (Attention grandparents: spoiler ALERT)

IMG_1585A new recipe.

Not the eating kind.

Ornamental tree-decor kind.

2cups baking soda, 1cup cornstarch, 1 and 1/4cups cold water.

Step one

Step one

Mix the dry ingredients in a pot, then add water. Consistency will be pasty.

Step two

Step two

Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring continuously until a dough-like ball forms.

Step three

Step three

Then turn out onto a plate and cover with a wet paper towel.  WAIT for it to cool. (about 30min)

Heavily “flour” the working surface with cornstarch and roll dough out to 1/4″.  Use cookie cutters and get creative!  Use a straw to make ribbon holes. Allow to dry on a flat surface for 2 days, turning occasionally.  Leave white (they sparkle a little!) or paint/ lacquer.

Voila!  Instant stocking stuffers!  Not homemade, they’re handcrafted!  And if too kitschy, blame the small hands.

And no I don’t have 6 kids (if you counted the prints).  Just a backup plan in case of breakage!

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