Around this time of year, I love trying out new recipes and craft ideas with my kids. We always try to keep it simple and mostly use what we already have on hand. This homemade clay, made with cornstarch, water and baking soda, far exceeded my expectations. You'll find the recipe at the end of this post.
This clay takes only a few minutes to make and it was a great consistency for creating with.
After it cooled enough to just be warm to the touch, we rolled it out and used cookie cutters to cut out various Christmas shapes. The clay dried quickly in a warm oven and then the kids painted their ornaments, while I brushed mine with some glitter.
Our ornaments will used as simple homemade gifts or as gift tags.