With Mother’s Day right around the corner and Spring flowers in bloom these adorable little clay ornaments are the perfect way to add a personalized touch to any flower pot. Kids can make a cool design or use their little fingers to make a fingerprint impression (every mom and grandmas favorite little imprint!) I have included a homemade clay recipe in today’s post so all you need to do is grab some milk caps and follow along :).
We used a milk cap to give our ornament durability, it makes them look cute from the front and the back, plus we have bags full of lids and are always looking for a new way to turn them into a Recycled Craft.
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.
Milk Cap Clay Ornaments
1. Carefully use the knife to poke a hole in the side of the milk lid.
2. Cut a piece of wire and thread it through the hole in the milk cap, add beads to the wire (optional), make two hooks at the end of the wire and connect them together.
3. Smash some clay into the lid and design as you would like. We used our thumbprints to make hearts (my favorite!) We also pressed beads into the clay/ Let the ornament dry. Kid’s can use the craft paint to continue decorating their ornament if they think it needs more color.
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Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this craft please pin & share it with others! Love, Katie & the Kiddos