Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 0 mins

A great project for kids to make for their friends, and a great gift. You can choose whatever fragrance you like -- white musk is a favorite in our house.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Crisco
  • 10 drops fragrance oil


  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and knead it with your fingers (it's a little messy).
  2. Form four balls by pressing the dough into little ball shapes.
  3. Place it on waxed paper and let beads air dry 24 hours.
Most Helpful

Making this reminded me of kneading wheat flour(atta) dough to make chappatis. It is a little messy, but no pain, no gain, like they say! I made just 1 big ball instead of 4 small ones and I used orange fragrance oil. I substituted Crisco with regular cooking oil(we use Sunflower). I had fun making this! Thanks, mom dearest, for another good recipe!

Charishma_Ramchandani July 05, 2003