Saturday, December 12, 2009
Pearly Soda Clay Ornament
Pearly Soda Clay
1 c baking soda
1/2 c cornstarch
3/4 c water
food coloring (optional)
In a saucepan, stir together baking soda and cornstarch. Add the water, mixing well.
Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it resembles mashed potatoes, about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir constantly the last few minutes as it thickens.
Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside. When the dough has cooled, turn it out onto a floured board. Knead the dough with your hands, adding more cornstarch as needed, to create a workable clay.
Don't forget to add a hole with a straw!
Allow creations to air dry overnight. (I like to turn them as they dry so they don't curl.)