With the Thanksgiving holiday wrapping up, we are plummeting directly toward Christmas. As I’ve mentioned probably a thousand times a year, I love this time of year. But, man is it a busy time. It seems like there are a thousand things to do to keep traditions alive and prepare for the holiday and our impending travel. Each year I like to make sure, in addition to purchased presents, our families receive a special gift from our kiddos. Life with a newborn and four-year-old is still as busy as can be, so this year especially, I needed something super easy and time friendly. This project met both requirements and turned out pretty cute if you ask me. Here we go!
Tools & Materials
- Oven Bake Clay (I had this box for some previous projects but there are single colors available at retailers and online)
- Cookie Cutter
- Rolling Pin
- Baking Sheet
- Child’s Finger
- Work and knead your clay to get it heated up and make it easy to manipulate and mold. Roll it into a ball.
- Use your rolling pin to flatten the clay to about 1/4″ thick.
- Cut the clay with your cookie cutter. Be sure to get creative and remember you can choose other cookie cutters, too, or do a circle with a full hand print.
- Press your child’s fingerprint firmly in the center of the shape.
- Place all ornaments on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Tie ribbon through hole.
- Write name or details on ornament.
With all of the materials on hand, this project cost me $0 and saved me a trip to the store for other materials. You can’t beat that! Without any of the usable materials on hand, the project would cost approximately $10.
Our families always love getting a special gift they can pull out year after year and remember a time with our children. I hope you all are enjoying the season and getting plenty of time with family and friends.