Last weekend, Sarah and I made some clay Christmas ornaments. It was a little like baking but without the calories! This would be great activity to do with kids of all ages.
We used some air dry clay that we purchased from Riot. 500g was enough to make 35 small ornaments.We rolled the clay out on baking paper; embossed the clay using cuttlebug embossing folders or imprinted with rubber stamps; and then cut out the ornaments using Christmas cookie cutters. We also made a small hole for hanging.
We then laid the ornaments on baking sheets and left them to air dry for 48 hours, turning them every 8 hours or so.We then coated them with some spray on varnish to seal the clay.
Finally, we threaded some red and white bakers twine through and tied a knot.
We are planning on setting up the Christmas tree this afternoon – can’t wait to start getting our home ready to celebrate Christmas.