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No-Bake Dough for Xmas Ornaments
(see photo insert)

3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups corn starch
1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 cups very hot water
1 T glycerine or vaseline

Mix flour and corn starch. Combine water, salt and glycerine until salt is dissolved. Add flour and starch mixture to liquid mixture, mix until it clumps. Form into a ball, then knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth.

Make ornaments. Be sure to keep the dough in a plastic bag when not in use so it doesn't dry out.

Helpful hints: when connecting pieces, braiding or layering pieces, coat them with water - this will act as a glue. Insert hanging hook or ribbon while dough is soft. Let dry 2-3 hours before painting, adding decorations, or coating with varnish. Use acrylic paints to paint them. Preservation: Coat with acrylic varnish when everything is dry.

~ Val "Me and Kris made ornaments a few years in a row. One year we went all out and the whole tree was dough ornaments!"

Memorable Quote

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
~ Norman Vincent Peale ~