If you are looking for a fun christmas ornament crafts for kids, you will lot this easy air dry clay recipe! Our white craft clay does not need to be baked, but produces beautiful creations! This how to make clay ornaments using baking soda clay is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up! Come see how do you make clay for holiday decorating in December!
How do you Make Clay
If you are trying to figure out how to make clay ornaments, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got a wonderful, simple air dry clay recipe that makes beautiful white Christmas ornaments for kids to decorate with cookie cutters, paint, mold into 3d figures, or leave plain. This baking soda clay is lots of fun to mold with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and people of all ages. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler, you will love trying this homemade clay recipe! Trust us, we’ve tried a lot of clay recipes before hitting the jackpot with this diy ornament recipe!
Air dry clay recipe
All you need to make this quick cornstarch clay recipe are a few simple ingredients you probabaly already have on hand:
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 1 cup of corn starch 1
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- 3-5 drops of peppermint extract (optional)
How to make clay
Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook uncovered over medium-high heat stirring constantly.It does not take long for the clay to form, but it must be stirred during the entire cooking process. At first the ingredients will bubble and then it will turn more clay-like. Continue to stir the ingredients until you have the consistency of mashed potatoes.Then, remove the pot from the stove and spoon the dough into a large bowl.
White craft clay
They clay is too hot to play with and mold right away. So place a damp cloth over the bowl and allow the clay to cool for 20-30 minutes. The damp cloth helps it stay nice and moiste so you don’t have any dry or cracked oranments later one.
Once cool, remove the clay from the bowl and knead it with clean, dry hands. You can add a little corn starch & knead it in if it is to sticky. As the clay is kneaded it will become smooth and pliable. Seriously, the texture of this air dry clay is amazing!
How to make clay ornaments
You may even want to make your snow clay cold to the touch by storing it in the fridge in an air-tight container for a few hours before play.
Now it’s time to make your creations. You can use a rolling pin and cut out shapes with cookie cutters or make 3d figures to paint. Just remember the thicker the dough, the longer it will take to air dry completely.
Baking soda cornstarch clay
You can make simple white trees or snowflakes to hang on outdoor bushes with a piece of yarn.
Baking soda clay
Put your creations on a cooling rack to air dry. Don’t forget to use a toothpick or straw to create a hole at the top to hang them if that is how you are using them.
HINT: You can sprinkle them with glitter if you want a really beautiful natural white creation!
We like to paint our creations. It adds such a nice POP and allows us to personalize their creations even more!
Homemade clay recipe
Now wrap yarn through the hole and tie. Aren’t they so pretty! Plus they were super simple and fun-to-make.
Christmas ornament crafts for kids
Now you are ready to hang your diy ornaments on your Christmas tree, outdoor tree, bush, or wrap in a present to give to grandparents or a favorite teacher.
This is such a fun and truly beautiful craft for kids to make!
Free Christmas Worksheets
Looking for more fun Christmas themed, FREE printables for preschoolers in December? You will love these choices:
- Christmas Worksheets for Preschoolers
- Easy-to-Make Christmas Hat Craft for Kids
- Fun to make Christmas Playdough Mats
- FREE Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game for Kids
- These Christmas sight Word Games help kids work on reading fluency.
- Kids will have fun practicing patterns with this Free Christmas Patterns Activity
- Help kids work on color recognition with these Stockings Christmas Color Game
- Practice Counting to 20 with these Christmas Tree Playdough Mats
- These Christmas Stocking Traceable Letters are a fun way to practice writing alphabet letters