13 December 2011

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Recently, I discovered this:

So, while Stuart was out shooting harmless antler laden animals, the boys and I did this:

It was super easy, but your hands do get messy. The clay works almost exactly like playdough; though next time I'll have the boys roll out the clay on parchment paper. It was a bit difficult to pull the creations off the cutting boards once they were cut out. We used a straw to create the hole at the top of the ornaments and then laid them out for 48 hours (some were a little too thick otherwise 24 hours of drying would have sufficed).

Next came painting!

And a little bit 'o glitter

Another 24 hours of drying...and viola!

Handmade Christmas Ornaments!
They're pretty cute if I do say so myself. :)


Tina said...

Adorable ornaments! Very good mommy you are!