Make a New Year's Ornament with your Kids

This is a fun craft to make with your kids while celebrating the new year. You can use it as an ornament on next year's Christmas tree or as a room decoration throughout the year. Either way, it's a SIMPLE way for some family fun.

Here's what we used...

  • Pkg. of colored modeling clay
  • Alphabet & number cookie cutters
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • A few other "crafty" accessories


The steps...

  1. We warmed up & kneaded the clay to get it moldable and then rolled it flat (to about 1/8 inch). We found that parchment paper did the best job of releasing the clay and we folded the paper over on top also so that it didn't stick to the rolling pin.
  2. Each child made a shape for the background of their ornament ranging from cookie cutter circle, heart to a hand shaped "blob".
  3. We added other cut-out clay decorations such as letters for the name and the numbers 2010. We just laid these right on top of the background shape without any glue.
  4. We baked the ornaments at 275 for 20 minutes and they were nicely hardened and all the decorations stuck.
  5. You can add other crafty add-ons with glue after this point if you want.


This is really QUICK & EASY! But it made for a warm, fuzzy family evening for us.

Have fun being a mom!




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