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Homemade Clay Recipe (for homemade ornaments)

These Stamped Clay Ornaments are easy to make starting with this 3-ingredient homemade clay recipe. Stamp, paint & Mod Podge & you have beautiful tree decor
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling & Resting 1 day 30 minutes
Total Time 1 day 2 hours
Servings 20 ornaments
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • cups water


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Heat over medium stirring constantly until the mixture starts to resemble mashed potatoes.
  • Remove & transfer to a glass bowl.
  • Cover with a damp towel & allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Once cool, preheat oven to 175 degrees.
  • Place clay on a sheet of parchment paper & roll out flat. (if it's still sticky you can add a little more cornstarch)
  • Cut into desired shapes, stamp with any stampers you choose & transfer to parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 30 minutes - flip over & bake another 30 minutes.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours before painting.