Make Christmas Tree Ornaments
Start a family tradition by making your own Christmas tree ornaments using air dry clay.
Das or Jovi air dry clay is a fantastic product that allows you to craft in so many ways. For this article you are going to see how easy it is to start a family tradition by making your own air dry clay Christmas tree ornaments. This is a fun craft that both parents and kids can get involved in, so grab all your supplies, pop on an apron, and get ready to craft!
What is air dry clay?
First off, air dry clay is an extremely versatile product that can be used for a variety of craft projects. Here in South Africa, there are several suppliers of air dry clay, Das and Jovi being the most readily available at craft and hobby stores. You can buy Jovi Air Dry Clay at Builders Warehouse and it is available in white, terracotta or grey colour variants at a cost of around R50 - R60 per pack, depending on your location.
Secondly, air dry clay doesn't need to be placed in an oven or kiln, as the product dries once exposed to air, so keep this in mind when using the product and always make sure to store in an airtight container. Air dry clay is easy to work with - even for young children and it can be painted with acrylic or craft paint, varnished, sanded down, sliced, rolled and cut.
Crafting with air dry clay
Air dry clay is supplied in a sealed, foil pack and is ready-to-use for modelling and craft projects. Open the pack and remove ONLY what you will need for a particular project, then wrap the pack and place in an airtight container until needed again.
When crafting with air dry clay, you can use all types of tools and crafting implements; many people like to craft with cookie cutters or shapes they already have, some like to press textures, such as doilies, into the surface of the clay, and you can even use letter presses to add wording to your clay ornaments.
Make tree ornaments with air dry clay
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to craft your own Christmas tree ornaments or festive home decor using air dry clay.