I tried something new this year, using clay to make ornaments. I dare say that it worked fabulously. It only takes a few supplies.
The clay takes about a week to dry. If you want to make these for holiday gifts, then there is still time.
just gather the following supplies:
- Air Dry Clay (available at craft stores or even on Amazon)
- Triple Thick Glaze
- Parchment or Wax Paper
- knife or round biscuit cutter
- Rolling pin
Lay out some wax paper or parchment paper. Roll out the clay to the desired shape. Bobby and I made candy canes as well as handprints. For the hand impressions, roll the clay until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Press your little ones hand into it. Wipe off their hand with wipes. Then cut out around the handprint. I used a biscuit cutter, but a knife would work as well. Then use a straw to make hole(s) at the top. Smaller handprints only need one hole, but larger ones hang better with two.
Let it dry for about five days. Then you can paint it as you like. For the impressions, I used a triple thick gloss and glitter. For the candy-canes, I used red paint and then after it dried the triple thick gloss.