Friday, September 14, 2012

handmade ornaments

I've been working on spending better quality time with the girls.  Some days I am better at it than others.  And, as you all know, Pinterest is an invaluable resource to find things to do with the girls. 

The other day I found a link to make ornaments from cornstarch, baking soda, and water.  Simple!  Today, we took on the challenge, and overall, it turned out pretty nice.

We took advantage of having stamps and stamped some images onto the rolled out dough.  I need to invest in more stamps!  This was a fun project and cheap!  Even if you just make them for the fun of it, that is good enough!

Here are the girls using cookie cutters to cut out their ornaments and stamping some designs into them.

And, I thought we might as well paint them before we threw them in the oven.  I just got out the watercolors and it worked rather well.

Here are all the ones we ended up making and painting.  There was a handful of dough left after making all of these.  But, we stopped for now. 

As expected, the color slightly dulled after baking them.  But, look!  They are great!  I think we will figure out where we can hang them until the Christmas tree comes out.  If you are curious, I did the three down the middle: the green leaf and the two with horses on them.  Everything to the left of mine are Bella's.  Everything to the right of mine are Emily's.  I stamped an E (for Emily) and B (for Bella) on the back of them so we can tell who did what. 

Next up, I really want to do these cute clothespin animals.  Aren't they cute?

1 comment:

Penny said...

Oh my gosh, Val. You make it all look so easy!!

Where did you get all those great stamps?