These creation beads can be used to make a bracelet or necklace, to hang as ornaments or to set on the table as a centerpiece.
You will need:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 ¼ cups water
Paints or markers
Small cookie cutter or dish soap lid (Hebrew letter cookie cutters are also an option)
1. Mix 2 cups baking soda and one cup corn starch in a sauce pan.
2. Turn the heat on medium and slowly mix in 1 ¼ cups of water.
3. Stir constantly until mixture thickens to a consistency of glue paste or mashed potatoes (5-12 minutes).
4. Remove from the eye and transfer to a plate or pan.
5. Allow to cool. It is helpful to put a damp paper towel over the top of the dough as it cools to keep it from drying.
6. Once cool, roll the dough between two pieces of waxed paper to about ¼ inch.
7. Use a dish soap lid or small cookie cutter to cut discs from the dough. Use a drinking straw to make holes for the beads. Optionally, you can use Hebrew letter cookie cutters instead.
8. Once you have your shape, place it on a pan or a sheet of waxed paper to dry. It will take about 24 hours. To speed up the drying process, you can put the shapes in the oven on the lowest setting until they dry.
9. Once dry, decorate your beads with paints or permanent markers. Use one bead for each day of creation and decorate it with a color or picture that reminds you of what God created on that day (for example, blue for water, brown for dry land, etc.).