Kids Crafts: Polymer Clay Holiday Decorations

Another Christmas has come and gone, and today was a fun and eventful day.  After a morning filled with gift giving and lots of food, my niece and nephews wanted to do some arts and crafts.  Arts and crafts you say?!  It was like music to my ears.

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Using Sculpey polymer clay and various tools, they made holiday ornaments and magnets for their family members.

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After hand-making all the decorations, we baked the clay as directed.  Once cooled, ribbon was attached to create ornaments or magnets were glued to the back to create refrigerator magnets.

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My niece wanted to make a golf cart ornament and we found the above clipart online.  She did an amazing job replicating it on her ornament!

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All the ornaments and magnets turned out great and I had so much fun crafting with all of them!  It was the perfect way to spend Christmas. ♥

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

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Polymer Clay Gift Tags

Last week, my work held their annual employee appreciation luncheon.  To make the flower centerpieces a little more special, I made “Thank You” gift tags to hang on the vases.  If you’d like to make your own custom gift tags, keep on reading. =)

Directions:

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  • Use a fondant/cookie cutter to punch out the gift tag.  You can find a wide variety of different shape cutters at your local craft store.

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  • Punch out a small circle with a straw.

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  • Carefully place the gift tags onto an oven safe baking dish.
  • To harden, bake the polymer clay as directed.

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  • Allow the gift tags to completely cool before handling.

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  • Attach a piece of string or ribbon to each gift tag.

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The gift tags can be used on vases like this one from Ikea, tied to party favors, or tied to gifts.  For example:

  • “It’s a boy/girl” on baby shower favors
  • “M ♥ A” or “M+A” on bridal shower favors
  • “To: Jessica” on birthday or Christmas gifts