Being a ceramics teacher, making pretty much anything out of clay seems normal, and I especially like making ornaments for the holidays. The only problem with standard pottery clay is that it needs to be kiln fired. Well, when I want to make a clay craft much simpler, I turn to Air Dry Clay. It’s very easy to work with for kids and adults alike, dries quickly and the best part… no kiln firings are necessary. So, here’s a quick DIY snowflakes tutorial that is easy to do, and produces beautiful handmade ornaments.
Clay DIY Snowflakes Supplies:
- Crayola Air Dry Clay
- Mod Podge
- Darice Glitter
- Snowflake Cookie Cutter (roughly 5″ diameter)
- Wax Paper
- Rolling Pin
- Paint Brush
Step 1: Take a handful of air clay and roll it into a ball. Begin flattening it with your hand and then use a rolling pin on top of a piece of wax paper. Flatten the clay until it’s about 1/4 – 3/8″ thick.
Step 2: Take the snowflake cookie cutter and cut out the shape.
Step 3: Very carefully remove your snowflake shape. Make a hole near the end of one of the snowflake’s points. But, don’t make it too close to the end… This is where the ribbon will attach to your finished ornament and you don’t want it to break off later. Set your snowflake aside and let it dry overnight.
Step 4: Brush a good solid coat of Mod Podge onto your dried DIY snowflakes and be sure to get the sides as best you can. Generously sprinkle it with glitter, and let it dry. Flip your ornament over and repeat this process for the other side.
There you have it. Beautiful, homemade ornament DIY snowflakes anybody would be proud of!
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Melanie Artz is a Mom, an artist, an Art Educator and lover of all things creative. She has been sharing her passion for art and the creative process with her students for the past 17 years. When not teaching, she continues to share her love for creating online at ArtzyCreations.com.