Valentine’s Gem Craft

ED and DD just loved this craft!! LD enjoyed it too,
but the girls begged to do more because as DD said,
“the gems are SOoooo BEAUuuuuutiful!”

We made some cornstarch clay with red food dye

1 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup table salt
1 cup water

Cook in a sauce pan til it forms a lump (no more
than a few minutes).

Roll the dough out, make heart (and other shapes!).
Then press little gems into the clay.

You can poke a hole in it, so it can be worn
as a necklace or hung up. Oh–I forgot to mention
that it takes a day or two to dry out completely. The last
time we made cornstarch clay, I flipped the ornament over
after a day or so since the bottom was still damp.

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