Let’s make crowns to decorate!

These crowns are made from a dough that has three ingredients – and one of them is cold water! It’s air drying so you need to make it a few days before you want to decorate the shapes.

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Ingredients for the dough

  • 3 Cups Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda)
  • 11/2 Cups Cornflour (Cornstarch)
  • 2 Cups Cold Water

To make the dough

  • Mix everything together in a large pan (it will be watery)
  • Cook on medium heat – stirring all the time
  • Once it has formed a dough remove from heat and allow to cool slightly
  • Knead it on a surface (sprinkle some cornflour to stop it sticking)
  • Roll out
  • Cut into shapes
  • Leave to dry out for at least 24 hours

It’s a lovely dough to use. It did stick to my pan a bit but came off easily with hot soapy water. I have to admit that it was so watery at first that I thought it was never going to work but it did! At toddler group we will decorate the crowns – either with glitter or finger paints. If you wanted to make hanging decorations then you just need to add a hole with a skewer before the shapes have dried out.

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