You can easily make cute nutcrackers and angels out of air-drying clay and use them as Christmas ornaments or attach them to your Christmas presents. Air-drying clay is a great alternative to traditional pottery, which isn’t very do-at-home friendly, since you need a wheel and a kiln.
What You Need
- Acrylic paint
- Silver wire
- Cotton balls
- Air-drying clay
Sculpt the ornament. I made the head and torso first and added little bits and pieces.
To be able to hang it after, make a little hook out of silver craft wire and stick it into the head.
Let them air dry, for about an hour. You can speed this up by putting them in the oven on the lowest setting for about 15 minutes.
Take them out of the oven, let them cool a bit, and glue the head, torso, and other parts together. (I used Krazy glue.) Let the glue dry according to the package.
Start painting them with acrylic paint using a fine brush. Let them dry.
Take some craft angel hair or cotton balls for the beard and the hair of the clay angel and glue it in place.
Hang the ornaments on some branches or use them instead of a bow on your Christmas presents.