Making Clay Ornaments

I remember doing this years ago with our kids…Thanks for the reminder.

Craft Schmaft

I love getting my kids involved in crafting, especially at christmas. At ages 2 and 5 they’re not quite up to sewing yet, although the big kid is a serious oragami and packaging expert, I found a great activity for us a couple of weeks ago. We made clay ornaments out of cornflour and bi-carb soda. Messy… yes. Arguments over who had the biggest ball of clay… of course. Fun factor… all the way up to 11. My kids are so used to using play-doh that they knew exactly what to do, and if an ornament got squished or ruined it was no problem, we’d just roll the clay out again.

Ball of Clayboys at workFrankie concentrating  embossing clayLittle hands working hardClay Ornaments

We used tooth picks and conifer leaves to emboss the ornaments, I would have loved to get some of those letter stamps to write their names on each one but that will have to wait until next year…

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