Corn Flour Stars
These Cornflour Stars are so cute. To add to the joy they’re fun to make and cost next to nothing.
Three ingredients is all it takes – cornflour, bicarb soda and water, along with your favourite star shaped cookie cutter. After a few days air drying you will have a batch of beautiful, hardened pure white little stars.
Pure white looks gorgeous, but for a splash of colour grab some paint. To achieve a half/ half effect they can be dipped into paint or alternatively painted entirely. Feel free to venture beyond paint. The surface can be coated with beautiful wrapping paper or fabric cut to size or even decorated with a fine liner.
These stars make a beautiful wall hanging, but keep a few in reserve to jazz up the next gift you wrap. I love them for Christmas decorations too, thread them with some twine and they look gorgeous on a Christmas tree or just hung around the house in random spots.
Anyway – here’s how its done:
Corn Flour Stars
Make up a batch of these beautiful little stars to have on reserve as gift tags or string up your collection to make a gorgeous wall hanging.
- 1 cup Bicarbonate Soda
- 1/2 cup Corn Flour
- 3/4 cup Warm Water
Place all ingredients into saucepan and stir until contents dissolve.
Place saucepan over medium heat on stove and stir constantly. Once mixture thickens into a dough like consistency (after about 15 minutes) remove from stove and allow to cool.
Sprinkle corn flour onto your work surface and kneed cooled dough for about a minute.
Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to about 4 mm thickness and press out stars using cookie cutter. At the top of your star press out a small hole using a straw. This hole will be for threading your string or ribbon.
Carefully transfer your dough stars onto a flat tray lined with baking paper and allow to air dry for about 72 hours.
Paint or decorate your stars and use as gift tags, for wall hanging or Christmas tree decorations.