Sunday, December 9, 2012

Craft Clay Ornaments

Last year for Christmas, Baby Bear and I made a handprint ornament using store-bought air dry clay. Then for Easter, we tried making salt dough ornaments. This year, we tried another homemade clay recipe that I found on the site that uses baking soda, corn starch, and water. The store-bought clay was probably the sturdiest of the three we've tried, but I had all the ingredients for this recipe on hand already, and Baby Bear had a lot of fun for two nights in a row (one to make the dough and cut out the shapes, and the other to paint them when they were dry). I'd use this recipe again, mostly out of convenience.

Cutting out Christmas shapes. Tip: don't forget to poke a hole at the top of each ornament before the clay dries.

Baby Bear only had the patients to cut out seven ornaments, so we added a little water to the remaining dough and played with slime.

This is what the ornaments looked like once they were dry. The star broke, so we ended up with six.

Painting the ornaments the next night

Our painted ornaments

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