Monday, December 04, 2017

Make || Easy Homemade Ornaments

This Little Miggy || Easy Homemade Ornaments
If you're looking for a simple, beautiful Christmas craft to do with your kids that will also yield some keepsake ornaments, I've got just the thing for you. And while you may or may not have Sculpy polymer clay on hand (we had some), but either way you can same day ship that business from Amazon and everything else you should definitely have on hand, then you will be up and running in no time. Bam!

This Little Miggy || Easy Homemade Ornaments
Supplies:
oven bake clay
cookie cutters
butter knife or palette knife
stamps
wax or parchment paper
rolling pin
cookie sheet

Start by rolling out your clay in between some waxed or parchment paper. You want it about 1/4 inch thick. Then using cookie cutters your kids can cut out the shapes they want--we used our trusty snowflake cookie cutters. You can also cut out simple shapes using your knife. I like the child-like look of the hand cut Christmas tree. Be sure to also cut a small hole in the top for your ribbon to string through. Then place on your baking sheet.
This Little Miggy || Easy Homemade Ornaments
This Little Miggy || Easy Homemade Ornaments


Next, using stamps--I used letter stamps--you can personalize each ornament. My kids used their initials + the year, or sometimes their whole name. I also did one with our family name. 
This Little Miggy || Easy Homemade Ornaments
This Little Miggy || Easy Homemade Ornaments
It's sweet to see the kids helping each other and doing the little stamps themselves. You could also imprint other textures if you want by laying a piece of lace over the top of the clay and gently rolling it into the clay before you cut your ornaments.

Now put the clay into your oven and bake as per the instructions on the back of the box.
Finally, let them cool and then cut some pretty ribbons and string them through the ornaments for hanging and you're done!
This Little Miggy || Easy Homemade Ornaments

Merry Crafting. 

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