Not the eating kind.
Ornamental tree-decor kind.
2cups baking soda, 1cup cornstarch, 1 and 1/4cups cold water.
Mix the dry ingredients in a pot, then add water. Consistency will be pasty.
Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring continuously until a dough-like ball forms.
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!