A great activity to keep the kids busy while waiting for Santa, these clay shapes can be used as festive ornaments or gift tag keepsakes.
- White air-dry clay
- Assorted wooden stamps and ink
- Clay or cookie cutters
- Tissue paper
- Mat Modge Podge
- Washi tape
- String or ribbon
How make contemporary clay ornaments
Roll out your clay on a sheet of parchment paper.
Ink your stamps with pigment-based ink and stamp holiday greetings, names and illustrations into the clay with rubber stamps.
Cut the clay out around your stamps with clay or cookie cutters. Don’t forget to make a hole for the string using a straw or an awl. Leave the ornaments to dry overnight.
Once the ornaments have dried, add accents with Washi tape or glue tissue paper to the surface of the ornaments with mat Modge Podge.
Hang your ornaments on your tree or use them as original keepsake gift tags.
- Store excess clay in an airtight bag or container
- Ornaments can be varnished with acrylic varnish