I remember as a kid I used to play with play dough for hours on end. When I made “spaghetti” it really felt like spaghetti with my little imagination. As I got older I started to craft more and more. In many project I have incorporated salt dough. It dries great, it is easy to make, and best of all it is non-toxic so the kids can help me along. I thought salt dough was the greatest thing around. That was, of course, until I discovered this new dough recipe!
I was skeptical when I first tried this but after my first mini test pilot project with it I was completely sold on the idea. My kids loved it too! Just like salt dough it really only takes very common household baking ingredients. It is completely non toxic and kids can help you make it as well as play with it. Use it for shaping small crafts, modeling, or just playing around with. My favorite project is to make handmade Christmas ornaments. I mould them out of the dough and then the kids paint them. It is easy to shape into common holiday shapes like Christmas tree, star, pumpkin, turkey, etc.
All you will need is corn starch, baking soda, water, and a working oven. For a batch it takes ½ cup of corn starch, 1 cup of baking soda, and ¾ cup of water. Bake it in the oven at 175 degrees until it is firm.