Add some sparkle and shine to your Christmas tree this year with these glitter snowflake ornaments. This is a great holiday craft that kids of all ages will enjoy making! These ornaments can be customized with different types of snowflake cookie cutters and different colors of glitter to make them even more unique. We love working with air dry clay, it’s so easy for kids to work with and the best part is that there is no baking after, just let your creations dry overnight and they are done!
Make your own glitter snowflake ornaments
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- Air dry clay
- Snowflake cookie cutter
- Mod Podge
- Paint trays, we love using recycled containers
- Clay rolling pin, play dough tools work great for this!
- Straw or bamboo skewer to poke holes
- Ribbon or string for hanging
1. Take your air dry clay and roll it into smaller balls, aiming to get 2-3 ornaments per ball of clay.
2. Let the kids roll out the clay to around 1/4 inch thick. Younger kids might need a bit of help with this. It helps to first flatten the clay out with the palm of your hands before using a rolling pin.
3. Next, take your snowflake cookie cutters and cut out your ornaments. Make sure to press down all the way, younger kids might need some help with this part as well.
4. While the clay is still wet, sprinkle your ornaments with glitter, kids love this part! Make sure to cover the whole ornament. Gently press the glitter down into the clay.
5. Using a straw or bamboo skewer, make your holes in your ornaments. Make sure the holes are big enough to put your string or ribbon through.
6. Let your snowflake ornaments dry overnight.
7. Once they are completely dry paint each ornament with two thin layers of Mod Podge to seal in the glitter. This is an important step, it will ensure that glitter from the ornaments doesn’t get all over your house! We painted the fronts and backs of our ornaments just to make sure the glitter was sealed in completely.
8. Let the Mod Podge dry completely and then add your ribbon or string to your snowflake ornaments.
We made quite a few of these ornaments, some to hang on our tree and some to give as handmade gifts. I love how our glitter snowflake ornaments sparkle in the glow of the Christmas lights, they look magical!
We love making Christmas ornaments and decorations, it’s such a great family tradition that we look forward to every year! Check out these wreath ornaments with paper straws they turned out so fun and colorful, such an easy craft for younger kids. I love how these magical Christmas lanterns turned out, they look stunning on our mantle!
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