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Clay Christmas Trees and Hats

30 Minutes: 4 and up: Holiday
Holiday Winter Christmas Creative Craft Activit

Clay Christmas Trees and Hats

Holiday Winter Christmas Creative Craft Activit
An Activity for School Age children:

Form clay into festive trees and hats for a spectacular display!

Before You Begin:

To get started creating your festive classroom display, you'll need to gather air-dry clay, paint, pipe cleaners and any collage materials desired. For this activity, each package of air-dry clay will make one tree or hat.

This activity requires overnight drying, so prepare a space in advance where you can place the in-progress crafts.

Activity Goals:

To create a festive, personalized craft.
To develop fine motor skills, gross motor skills, imagination, creativity and shape recognition.

Furthermore:

While children's clay should be molded into a general cone shape, encourage them to experiment with making them wavy, straight, pointed, rounded, thin, fat or whatever style they may choose.


Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Each child should receive one package of air-dry clay and form it into a cone shape. They may complete the remaining steps either before or after the clay has dried.

STEP 2

If using white clay, paint the trees or hats in the color desired. You may do this while the clays is still wet or after it has dried.

STEP 3

Add decorative stones, gems beads or other collage items by pushing them into wet clay or gluing them onto dry clay.

STEP 4

Add any other decorative items, and then arrange a festive classroom display once the crafts are dry.

STEP 5

Tie string to the top of the tree or glue magnets to the back for a festive hanging or magnetic ornament.

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