Easter Decorations

 Easter Decorations

Seasonal decorations from the kitchen! Cook up a saucepan of homemade white clay from cornflour and bicarbonate of soda. We used Easter cookie cutters and they turned out beautifully. 
 To make the clay you will need:

1 cup cornflour
2 cups baking soda
 1 1/2 cups tap water

Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir constantly over a low to medium heat. Keep stirring until the mixture resembles mashed potato. Take off the heat and tip it onto a plate. Cover with a damp tea towel. When cool enough to touch it is ready to use. You could colour this clay with food colouring.


An adult needs to make this clay as cooking on a hot stove is required. Do not touch the clay with your hands until it is quite cool!

 When the clay has cooled to room temperature it is ready to use.  Shapes can be moulded or you can roll out the clay and use cookie cutters to create suitable Easter or spring shapes.  

 We used the end of a drinking straw to make holes in the cut out shapes.  Carefully place the cut out shapes on a baking tray and set aside in a quiet warm spot overnight or until they have completely hardened.

 When your decorations have completely dried they are ready to decorate. We used poster paints (acrylic paints) to decorate ours but you could use water colour paints.  Thread ribbon or string through the holes and hang the decorations on some pussy willow set in a sturdy vase.