Don’t toss out that flour that has gone rancid! You can still make use of it and create decorative ornaments like these!
They are easy to make using only a few items from your kitchen. You are able to create decorations for any occasion using this recipe! This is a fun activity for kids and adults and can enhance creativity and help develop finger dexterity.
2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1/2 CUP CORNSTARCH
1 CUP FLOUR
1 CUP WATER
RIBBON OR STRING
Quick and Easy 30 minutes
- Combining Dry Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and cornstarch. Whisk until fully combined.
- Forming the Dough
Gradually add water to the flour mixture, stirring until a dough forms. The dough should be smooth and pliable, and can be achieved by adding water if the the dough is too dry or adding flour when the dough is too wet and sticky.
- * Adding Food Coloring
Divide the dough into smaller portions and add a few drops of food coloring to the dough. Knead and mix until well combined. Continue until you have achieved the color you need for your project.
- Cutting Out the Shapes
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Using your cookie cutter or knife, cut out the desired shapes in your dough. If you intend to hang the ornaments, make a small hole near the top of each ornament for the ribbon or string to pass through.
- Baking the Ornaments / Decorative Pieces
Preheat the oven to 200°F. Transfer the ornaments carefully into a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the ornaments for 2 to 3 hours, until they have completely dried and hardened. Check the ornaments once in a while and gradually lower the heat to prevent burning.
- Allowing the Decorative Pieces to Cool
Remove the ornaments and allow to cool before handling.
- Painting and Decorating the Ornaments / Decorative Pieces
Once the ornaments and decorative pieces have cooled, paint any design onto the ornaments using your acrylic paint and paintbrush. Allow to dry for an hour.
These ornaments are not edible and should be kept away from moisture. Enjoy getting creative with your project, add sparkle and other elements to elevate your creation!