Golden Christmas Tree Clay Ornament Craft for Kids

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…

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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 :).
Golden Glitter Christmas Tree: How to make a homemade clay ornament craft with kids: Step by step directions on how to make this adorable ornament that looks so pretty on the Christmas tree (winter, kids craft, book extension)

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.

Suggested Books:

The Golden Christmas Tree (Big Little Golden Book)-affiliate link
The Last Christmas Tree-affiliate link
Emily’s Perfect Christmas Tree-affiliate link

 

 

Clay Recipe 

Ingredients:
1 C. cornstarch

 

2 C. baking soda

 

1 1/2 C. cold water

 

Directions:
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

Golden Glitter Christmas Tree: How to make a homemade clay ornament craft with kids: Step by step directions on how to make this adorable ornament that looks so pretty on the Christmas tree (winter, kids craft, book extension)

Supplies:
Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter
Fork
Straw
Rolling pin
Wax paper
Green paint
Paint brush
Mod Podge
Golden glitter
Ribbon
Glue gun (optional)
Directions:
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!
Golden Glitter Christmas Tree: How to make a homemade clay ornament craft with kids: Step by step directions on how to make this adorable ornament that looks so pretty on the Christmas tree (winter, kids craft, book extension)
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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.

mama miss kid made ornament christmas

For more Christmas ideas, follow our Winter/Christmas Pinterest board:

 Golden Glitter Christmas Tree: How to make a homemade clay ornament craft with kids: Step by step directions on how to make this adorable ornament that looks so pretty on the Christmas tree (winter, kids craft, book extension)

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)

2 comments

  1. They are adorable Katie – love that you made a bunch of them – perfect for a small kiddo tree!! Adore your little guys hair too!

    1. 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 🙂

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