Easy Ornaments From Sculpey


Supplies Needed: Colored Sculpey, cookie cutters, pencil, gloss, ribbon Here’s an easy Christmas activity that’s fun for both adults and children. Begin by choosing the shaped cookie cutters you want to use. You’re not limited to cookie cutters with only a Christmas theme, such as reindeer, wreaths, and candy canes. Any shape can make a great ornament, particularly if it fits an individual’s personality, such as a football-shaped cookie cutter for a football fan, a dog-shaped cookie cutter for an animal lover, or a heart-shaped cookie cutter for a special friend.

Next, pull off a piece from a block of clay (whatever color you wish). Place a sheet of waxed paper on a smooth surface you can work on, such as a kitchen table. Press your clay flat. When pressed flat, your piece should be about ¼” thick and large enough to “fill” the cookie cutter. If the flat piece is too small or too thin, simply add more to it and press it flat again.

Now, take your cookie cutter and press it into the clay. Pull away the excess from around the outside of the cookie cutter. Then pull up the cookie cutter itself to reveal your ornament. Use some other colors to decorate it. With your pencil, poke a hole through the clay near the top of the ornament. This will be the hole you will tie the ribbon through to hang it on the tree.

****PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT LET THE SCULPEY BURN. IT WILL LET OFF FUMES THAT COULD BE TOXIC TO SMALL PETS.***

When your ornament is finished baking and has cooled, carefully remove it from the baking dish and tie a ribbon through the hole. You’re ready to hang it on the tree!



For more ideas for using this polymer clay, go to Sculpey.com





Return from Easy Ornaments With Sculpey to Weekly Tips