It’s a little too early to put up our Christmas tree and all the Christmas decorations, but that does not stop you from thinking about Christmas. My kids and I are itching to do anything Christmas related! Air drying clay has been our favourite choice for many crafts, except this time, with Christmas on our mind, our craft came out Christmasy.
We made so many shapes (using cookie cutters), there was plenty to experiment with.
The more successful of the experiments were these:
1. Little Christmas Ornaments. Before the Christmas Tree comes out, they will have to be happy hanging on a tree branches.
2. Christmas garland. It’s hard to see, but there are letters spelling out Christmas pressed into the shapes.
3. The Dala Horse Ornament. This is the larger cookie cutter, joined with a smaller heart using black wire.
It would not matter so much if it was for play, but since we then decided to make these shapes into ornaments, I have a few suggesting of how to make it a little less DIY looking. One such suggestion is to file it a little using sandpaper. Makes a huge difference!
Another thing we tried was using bead template to press the clay. You get an interesting texture, and if you paint it, you get a very cute polka dot pattern.
Here is the Letterpress Cookie Set. It comes with four cookie cutter shapes, and letters.
Can’t wait for Christmas! Use November to prepare for December!
Make it and love it!
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