I think our glittery Christmas trees turned out so beautiful and the best part is the kids made them almost all on their own. We used our simple no bake clay recipe from our A is for Art activity and turned then green for an easy and adorable Christmas craft. Keep reading, the directions are coming up :).
The craft was inspired by the book, The Golden Christmas Tree (affiliate link) by Jan Wahl…can’t go wrong with a classic Golden Book! We read it together and the kids couldn’t keep their hands off the book. They loved every page full of animals working together to decorate the Golden Christmas tree.
The Golden Christmas Tree (Big Little Golden Book)-affiliate link
The Last Christmas Tree-affiliate link
Emily’s Perfect Christmas Tree-affiliate link
1 C. cornstarch
2 C. baking soda
1 1/2 C. cold water
1. Mix the ingredients together over medium heat. Stir continually, it will get really thick and hard to stir. Once it reaches desired consistency, remove from pan and let cool before playing with it. Store in an air tight container.
Golden Christmas Tree Ornament Directions
Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter
Glue gun (optional)
1. On top of a piece of wax paper, use the rolling pin to smooth out a piece of clay. Cut out a Christmas tree with the cookie cutter. Gently press the fork into the clay to design the Christmas tree. Finally, use the straw to poke a hole at the top of the tree and set the tree out to dry.
2. When the tree is dry, paint the tree green . We didn’t use very much paint, so it dried really fast. Put a little Mod Podge into a bowl and mix in some gold glitter. Coat the Christmas trees with the Mod Podge and let dry. We did at least 3 coats.
3. Once the Christmas trees are dry, thread some ribbon through the top and tie or use the hot glue gun to secure. I used some awesome glitter ribbon I just learned about and it’s my new favorite thing! Anyhow, it is too thick to tie which is why we needed the glue gun. Once it’s secure, your ornament is ready to hang on the tree!
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This post was inspired by the lovely Melissa from Mama Miss who came up with the brilliant idea to create Christmas ornaments based on children’s books. 70+ bloggers are participating in a 10 day series that is pretty amazing.
Here are the 6 other ornaments that are being shared today.
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Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this idea please pin & share it with others so they can enjoy it too! Love, Katie & the Kiddos (originally posted 12/10/14; updated 11/26/2016)
They are adorable Katie – love that you made a bunch of them – perfect for a small kiddo tree!! Adore your little guys hair too!
Hi Mama♥miss thanks so much, and think his hair is pretty cute too, lol! The ornaments where so easy to make we just kept at it 🙂