Friday, November 26, 2010

Kids Crafts for Christmas

Bread Dough Clay Ornaments

Bread dough clay has been around for years because it's very easy to make and just as easy to use. You and your kids will have a blast making these ornaments.

Decorate your whole home with festive Christmas crafts! Create homemade cards, your own Christmas ornaments, tasty Christmas recipes, or just snuggle up together with printable Christmas activities.

What you'll need:
5 slices of white bread, crusts removed
1 tablespoon white craft glue
Cooking spray
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters
Cooling rack
Glitter glue and paint

How to make it:
1. Wad each piece of bread in your hand then place into a mini food processor or blender. Only adults should run these appliances. (See photo.)
2. Process the bread until it turns into crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a bowl.
3. Spray the tablespoon with cooking spray so that the glue will slide out easily.
Fill the tablespoon with glue then pour it into the bread crumbs. (See photo.)
4. Mix the glue and bread crumbs together with your fingers until completely incorporated. Keep working it with your hands and fingers until it feels consistent. (See photo.)
5. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut out ornaments with cookie cutters. (See photo.)
6. Use a toothpick to create a hole near the top of each shape and place the ornaments on a cooling rack to dry. Leave the toothpicks in the holes so that they do not close up and allow to dry overnight. (See photo.)
7. Now you can decorate your ornaments however you like. You can paint them with paint and/or glitter glue, or even decorate them with markers. You can also leave your ornaments plain. (See photo.)
8. Run a piece of string through the hole and tie to create the hanger.

1. You can skip the need for the food processor or blender by tearing the bread into pieces and mixing with the glue. The process is much longer, but will achieve the same result.
2. If you have a pasta maker, run your dough through it instead of using the rolling pin!
3. If you are not concerned about the end color results, you do not need to remove the crusts from the bread.

Article from: Kaboose

Remember its all about you having fun and spending quality time with your children. These are the moments that we all cherish and hold dear to our hearts!