My children loved making these clay Christmas tree ornaments… and they loved coming back to them even as adults when they began to decorate their own Christmas tree and have a family of their own… They don’t have to be perfect you’re just making memories 🙂
My homemade clay recipe is perfect for making any clay ornaments, give them as a gift or hang them on your own tree year after year!
What you will need:
- Make some homemade clay
- Rolling pin or large drinking glass
- Round or holiday themed cookie cutters
- Plastic straws
- Acrylic Paint, glitter, and other decorative materials
How to make them:
Step 1. Lightly dust the work surface and rolling pin with cornstarch or flour.
Step 2. Roll out the clay just like you would sugar cookie dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick.
Step 3. Cut out some simple round or a variety of shapes with the cookie cutters. Left over clay can be gathered into a ball and rolled out again if you work quickly enough.
Step 4. Use a straw to make a hole for hanging the ornament.
Step 5. Decorate your clay ornament with paint, glitter, and so on. If you will be panting a picture on to the ornaments, you will find it easier to draw the picture on with a pen or pencil first.
Step 6. Finally loop a nice piece of ribbon through the hole for a finished look and easy hanging.