I am a total loser. I cried (well half cried half laughed) at a failed Pinterest project.
Let me back up a little a tell you the story. It was the weekend and I was beyond pumped to make these awesome homemade ornaments with my two year old. I read all the instructions on the blog that had the tutorial and I got my ingredients, which consisted of cornstarch and baking soda. That seemed simple enough...or so I thought. My husband agreed to watch Ronin (he is a screamer when I am in the room and not holding him so this was a sweet gesture actually) so I could have craft time with Max.
I whipped up the first batch of "dough." I am not sure what I did wrong but my dough resembled a weird science experiment that would harden and then liquify when I touched it. I know that makes ZERO sense but that is what happened. It was like magic flubber. I tried to do it again....and again...and again and each time it produced flubber not dough. I was frustrated, Max was getting impatient, Ronin was screaming, my husband was getting irritated and 3 freakin hours later I had 4 giant batches of flubber a flour bombed kitchen and ZERO homemade ornaments. My husband told me, well more like shouted above Ronin screaming to just give up and buy some damn premade clay. Men do not understand the need to craft apparently. I started crying, then started laughing and then cried and laughed all at once. Fail. Major freaking Pinterest FAIL.
So I decided to get back to basics and google a salt dough recipe. This worked like magic, pure homemade ornament dough magic. You can not mess this up, I promise.
What you will need:
- 2 cups of all purpose bleached flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 3/4 cups of water *add a little more water if your dough is dry and not sticking together.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Knead it until it's nice and doughy.
- Use cookie cutters to make whatever shape ornaments you want.
- Use a straw to poke a hole in the top so you can hang them with a string or hook.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. Turn over once at the 10 minute mark.
- Once they are baked you can paint them, bedazzle with glitter or whatever you want! I painted mine with a layer of Mod Podge and sprinkled gold glitter on top.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! xo