We had a lot of fun making these festive decorations!
First I made some modelling clay, using a recipe I found on Creative Playhouse. It only requires two ingredients mixed together:
- 1/2 cup of PVA glue (white glue)
- 1 cup of cornstarch (cornflour)
I mixed them together to form the clay. It was quite an odd consistency but actually became quite smooth once I’d kneaded it a bit. I flattened it out on the work surface and gave my son (2.5yrs) some cookie cutters.
From one batch of clay we made two big stars, one tree, and then I shaped three circles. Then I made a hole in them with a toothpick for hanging on the tree. At this point you could dry them in a 100ºc oven for about an hour, or (like we did) just leave them to dry overnight. I did turn them over once to help dry the underside.
Then I gave F some paints (that were sent to me for free by craftprojectideas.com) and he painted the decorations. These little paint pots are so cute and restrict how much paint he gets on the brush. Plus they’re completely washable!
Once the decorations are dry you could also paint the reverse side and/or add a layer of Sparkle or Glitter Mod Podge.
Then they’re ready to hang up!