Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Better Than Salt Dough

This past week we had a Snowy  theme in or "School". I made a batch of better than Salt Dough for our sensory tray and thought I would post the recipe I used here.
To make the dough you will need :
1/2 cup corn starch
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup water
Mix and heat all the ingredients in a pan over medium heat . Stir so it does not burn until it is the constancy of mashed potatoes. Remove from the pan and put in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a wet washcloth till it cools down. Once it is cool you can add 3 teaspoons of fine glitter and peppermint oil for added sensory play or just use as is. If it is sticky add more corn starch till the desired consistency. 
I stored this in a plastic container for a week. We skipped sensory play one morning and the next morning it was sticky and no amount of adding corn starch would fix it.. So I think it's good for about five days. Our plan is to make ornaments for friends with it and bake it in the oven once we are done with it. To do that, roll out the dough like you would cookie dough, and use cookie cutters for desired shapes. Make sure to put a hole in them for hanging later. Preheat your oven to 175 and bake for half an hour, flip ornaments and bake for another half hour. Tie on your ribbons and enjoy!
Shine on!

1 comment:

  1. We may that last year... The recipe called it homemade Christmas Clay... We made amazing ornaments with it and it baked super well at low heat without cracking like salt dough does. We were planning on making it aagain this year!