Total Time
10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Get out the cookie cutters to make ornaments--all through the year. Make little hearts for Valentines, shamrocks for March, empty tomb for Easter, pilgrim scene for Thanksgiving, nativity scene for Christmas. Have fun!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, mix dry ingredients, then add liquids.
  2. Cook over medium heat until a soft, lumpy ball forms (it happens VERY quickly).
  3. Remove from heat; cool for 30 minutes (drape a dish towel over the pot); knead by hand until dough is smooth.
  4. Store in an air-tight container OR it can be frozen (and refrozen several times).
  5. IDEAS: This dough can also be dried and then painted with tempera paints.
  6. ANOTHER IDEA: The food coloring can be left out of the cooking step, and be added in the kneading stage instead (for extra mess and fun!).
  7. ONE MORE IDEA: Add several drops of vanilla or lemon extract/oil for a nice smell.
  8. CLEAN UP IS EASY: Lay some waxed paper on the tabletop.
  9. FINISH UP: Varnish or shellac your finished creation to preserve it!

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