Candy Cane Clay Recipe

This year we hope to cover our tree in as many homemade ornaments as possible.  As we make our ornaments we will be sharing varying ornament clay recipes.  This candy cane clay was actually made a lot like our snow clay.  The base recipe is almost the same.

Candy Cane Clay Recipe
Candy Cane Ornament Clay- make scented ornaments that will last for years (this clay is also great for play)

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For this recipe we took candy cane scented red and white clay and swirled them together.  Add a few cookie cutters, and you have the perfect candy cane ornament clay.


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Combine the baking soda, cornstarch, and water in a large pot.  Place over medium-high heat and stir every few seconds.  It does not take long for the clay to form.  First the ingredients will begin to bubble, and then the liquid will begin to turn into more of a clay-like consistency.  Once your clay has reached a mashed potato-like consistency remove it from the heat, spoon into a heat safe bowl, and cover with a moist towel.

Once cool divide your clay in half.  Take one half of the clay and add several drops of red liquid watercolor paint or food coloring. We used watercolors, and it gave us a very vibrant red.  If using food coloring you will need several drops more to get a good red color.  Add glitter to the white clay if sparkle is desired.  Once the red and white clay are separately mixed, swirl the colors together.  I broke ours into several balls and swirled the colors, giving us several different marbled effects.

Candy Cane Ornament Clay

Give kids candy cane cookie cutters, and they will delight in making their own scented candy cane ornaments.  These ornaments truly smell just like candy canes!

Candy Cane Ornament Clay

Candy Cane Clay Recipe
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Don't forget to poke holes in your ornaments before leaving them to dry.  We used a skewer.  It took about 24 hours for our ornaments to completely dry.

As we made our ornaments the clay swirled together more and more; so pretty and fun!

Candy Cane Clay Recipe

We had a bit of candy clay clay left over once we were done making ornaments, and the girls have had great fun playing with it!  Store in a zip seal bag between playtimes, and it will last for a long time.

Candy Cane Clay Recipe

Also, check out our snow clay.  We popped it in the fridge to make it COLD like real snow, and used it to make beautiful snowflake ornaments for our tree.

Snow Clay id cold to the touch and OH SO SPARKLY. This clay is such a fun way for kids to play & create this Winter

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 Grow a candy cane this holiday, and delight your little ones with the magic of the season.  My girls were in awe over this simple to set up MAGIC Candy Cane Science Experiment
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