The winter is officially here and we enjoyed a couple of snowy days this week to welcome the start of winter. We played outside in the snow all day yesterday and took in all of the beauty of the season. Watching the snowfall and looking at the snow-covered trees was enough to inspire some winter crafting.
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We love working with clay and nature items. We have a collection of sticks and stones set aside for occasions just like this.
I used air dry clay for our craft’s bases, but salt dough or homemade clay should work just as well. I rolled out our clay with a rolling pin and pressed a round cookie cutter into the rolled out clay. I left the cookie cutter around the clay.
I snapped a bunch of thin sticks into different sizes and formed a tree shape with the sticks.
I pressed the sticks into the clay with the cookie cutter still wrapped around it to keep the clay from spreading out.
We formed a snowflake using sticks and one small stone in the center. The snowman was made with three small white rocks with stick arms and a stick hat.
I lightly sprinkled blue glitter onto each of the projects. I used just a small bit of paint on each as well. I lined the top of the sticks for the tree with white paint and painted a line down the center of the snowflake’s sticks. I used black paint to paint coal eyes, a mouth and buttons onto the snowman and a dab of orange for the carrot nose. I set them aside to dry.
You could also use a straw to poke a hole in your clay and tie a string around it to form an ornament.
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