Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Little H's Christmas craft morning

This year I'm keen to give little handmade presents (that are not too daggy) to family and friends from the boys. This month's Home Beautiful magazine has a great section on christmas crafting and from that, I decided to make with Little H Christmas tree ornaments using the Crayola Air-Dry Clay.

Its a fairly easy crafting project and the key is to keep it simple. We followed the very simple instructions from the magazine and the end results were so sweet!

In a nutshell you need: 

Christmas cookie cutters 
Crayola Air-Dry Clay in white (Spotlight, Kmart) 
Alphabet stamps, Christmas stamps (I bought mine from etsy)
Kebab skewer stick
twine, ribbon or wool to complete and hang

The clay is fairly hard to begin with so I helped roll it followed by Little H pressing the cutters down into the clay. 

Once we removed the cutter I then asked Little H what he would like to write (giving him examples like 'love, joy, xmas, hudson, xoxo, dad, mum, etc) and once he chose, we looked for the letters together and then he stamped. 

Once they are done, using a kebab stick I punched a hole at the top for the ribbon. They need to dry for at least 24 hours so we left them outside. The following morning they were dry.

They are imperfect, a little smudgy, but still very sweet.... and most importantly he loves them! 


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