Easy white clay Christmas decorations, and they are easy too, and fun! You can find the recipe below. We loved making these Christmas decorations. Adam loved playing with the clay like it was playdough.
We had a mixture of decorations, some were painted, some had glitter and others we created patterns with sharpie pens. I have lots of twine, ribbons and threads so colour coordination wasn’t a problem.
These would also make great home made Christmas gifts.
1 Cup – Baking Soda (US), Bicarbonate of Soda (UK)
1/2 Cup – Corn Startch (US), Cornflour (UK)
3/4 Cup – Warm Water
Combine the dry ingredients in a pan then add the warm water & stir until well combined.
Stir continuously on a medium heat until it starts to bubble and come away from the sides. It should now also resemble playdough. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Kneed until soft and smooth, use cornflour (cornstarch) to lightly flour the surface is it’s a little sticky.
Roll out to approx 1/2 cm (just under 1/4 inch) thick and use cookie cutters to cut out your desired shapes.
If you want to hang the ornaments then use a drinking straw to make a hole ready to thread once dried.
Transfer your clay decorations onto a flat oven tray with grease proof paper or onto a cookie sheet.
For the drying process you can either leave them to air dry in a warm place for a couple of days or bake on a very low heat (lowest oven setting) for a couple of hours, keep checking their progress. (Baking in the oven and having them too thick can make them prone to cracking).
Decorate them with glitter, paint, beads or sharpie pens….anything you fancy! Thread ribbon, string or twine to hang them up with.
If you feel like getting into the Christmas spirit a little more then feel free to watch the Sunday Snippets video featuring the making of our white clay decorations.