Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Christmas Craft: Dough Bead Jewelry Published: August 3, 2016 Use time in your ministry to have children create Christmas gifts for their loved ones using this creative dough bead recipe. You’ll Need: Baking soda, cornstarch, food coloring, access to a stove, a pot, one shoe string per child, and water. Making the Dough Beads Before class, mix together: 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch, several drops of food coloring, and 3/4 cup water. You’ll need to mix a batch for each dough bead color. Cook over medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture solidifies. Don’t overcook. When the dough cools, knead it until smooth and pliable. Store in a tightly covered container. Have children shape the dough into beads of all shapes. Using a toothpick, have them poke a hole through the center of each bead. Help children make the hole large enough for a shoestring to fit through. Then have children string the beads on the shoestring. Give children a container to hold their beaded jewelry until next week when their dough beads are dry enough to take home. Check out all our Christmas posts. And for even more ideas for your children’s ministry and daily posts of inspiration for you and your team, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!