Ever Joy and I made lots of ornaments by using cookie cutters. We also made a batch of beads by rolling the dough into balls and punching a hole through. We baked our ornaments in the oven at 200 degrees until they were dry (about an hour). It will take longer for thicker objects. Next we will take a day and paint all of our creations, or seal them with a clear varnish. In the future I would like to try dying the dough with food coloring, or stamping the dough with rubber stamps. You can find a variety of ideas here. Have fun!