Gingerbread Clay Recipe
- 2 Cups of Baking Soda
- 1 Cup of Corn Starch
- 1& 1/2 Cups of Cold Water
- Cinnamon, ginger, and clove spices to color and scent (use more cinnamon than the other spices)
- Optional: brown liquid watercolors or food coloring for a richer color
Mix all ingredients in a pot and stir over medium to high heat. Continue to stir every few seconds until the ingredients reach a clay-like consistency. It does not take long for the clay to fully form. You will know it is done when it has reached a consistency similar to mashed potatoes. Transfer the clay to a heat safe bowl and cover with a moist towel until cool enough to knead. Knead the clay with your hands and add more spice if desired. If you do not use food coloring you will want a lot more spice to deeply color the clay. The ratio of each spice you use will depend on your own preference, but you should use a lot more cinnamon than ginger or clove.
Give kids a rolling pin, buttons, cookie cutters, and other embellishments to make gingerbread ornaments
Don't forget to make holes in your ornaments so you can easily hang them from the tree
It will take roughly 24 hours for your ornaments to dry.
This gingerbread clay is great for play, too! We stored the left overs in a zip seal bag so that Rosie and Jewel can make gingerbread men over and over again.
Note- we have made three clay varieties using this same base recipe. To make all three at one time make the base clay, divide it, and then add color and scent.
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