Need to keep the kids busy? Here is a great recipe for homemade Christmas ornaments.
In a large pot mix,1 cup of cornstarch, 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of water. Stir over low heat until the dough is the consistency of firm mashed potatoes. Let the dough cool, covering it with a damp cloth to prevent drying. It doesn’t take long for it to cool and I actually used mine right away and it was fine.
Roll the dough out to 1/4 of an inch. Press in cookie cutters or you could also make hand prints.
Use a straw to poke a hole in the top of the ornaments so you can put a ribbon through. You can also use a film canister to make a hole in the middle of the ornament for a picture window.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 3 hours at 200 degrees. Remove from pan and let them air dry for 24 hours. Then decorate your ornaments as desired paint or add glitter then attach a photo on the ornaments you made holes in the middle of, put a ribbon through the top and you’re done!