1/2 cup of light oil (such as sunflower or sweet almond oil or even extra light olive oil)

1 tsp strawberry extract (allergy free)

8 drops of red food coloring (allergy free)

1 cup of baking soda

1 cup of citric acid powder

1/2 cup of corn starch

3 drops of green food coloring (allergy free)

1 strawberry shaped ice-cube tray

Blend the oil, strawberry extract and red food coloring.  Combine baking soda, citric acid powder, cornstarch and oil to mixture until it forms a crumbly pink dough.

Pack the dough into the strawberry shaped ice-cube tray.  Set overnight, the gently unmold.  Pour 1 tbsp water into a small bowl and add the green food coloring.  Dip a small paintbrush into the water.  Blot the brush on a paper towel.  Using the dry brush, lightly paint on the leaves on the top of the strawberry.

Keeps: indefinitely.