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How do I make Christmas ornaments from clay?

Make Christmas Ornaments from Clay

Make your own clay and let the kids' creativity run wild by making Christmas ornaments (Adult supervision required). In a saucepan mix 2 cups of baking soda with 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 1/4 cups of cold water. Stir constantly for 10-15 minutes until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove to a plate for cooling, covering with a damp cloth. Now comes the fun part! Roll with a rolling pin and cut out flat shapes, or let your kids make 3 dimensional ornaments. To attaches pieces, just dampen and press edges together. Allow the ornaments to air dry overnight. Paint with poster or acrylic paints. When the paints dries, coat with clear nail polish to protect the finished surface.

   
What are some Christmas crafts for kids?

Drying Flowers-Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

If your flowers have hardy, good sized petals (roses, hydrangeas), or you're drying grasses or spiky blooms, the simplest method involves hanging them upside down. Shrinkage may cause irregular sizes, but if color is what you're going for, this method works fine This is a good starting Christmas craft for kids.

   
What are some Christmas crafts for kids?

Drying Flowers-Intermediate and Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Try this Christmas craft for kids. If you need to dry a large quantity of blooms, you can extract the moisture by covering them in sand or even, believe it or not, kitty litter. Sprinkle plenty of the drying granules under and over your flowers, being sure to get between the petals.

   
What are ideas for Christmas crafts for kids?

Pretzel Log Cabins for Christmas Crafts for Kids

You will need the following for your Christmas crafts for kids: 1. Cardboard milk cartons 2. Pretzel logs 3. Frosted Mini Wheats 4. Frosting 5. Square cookie bits (optional) Cut the tops off of some carboard milk cartons. Glue the top edges back together, so they form a slanted rooftop. Cover the entire carton top with a firm frosting. Cut pretzel logs to fit the sides and frosted mini-wheats for roof shingles. Square cookie bits attached with frosting can serve as windows and doors if you like.

   
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