I am a big fan of homemade Christmas decorations and these glow in the dark clay snowflake ornaments are super simple to make and kids love them.
I adore the look of the really intricate clay snowflake ornaments that you see on Pinterest, but I wanted to make some that were perfect for my boys to make. So I was delighted to find some cookie cutters that made an imprint too.
You could make your DIY fingerprint snowmen Christmas ornaments with homemade salt dough, DIY white clay or 2 ingredients white clay, however, we used microwave dry FIMO clay, which is fantastic and takes 10 minutes to dry. it is perfect for inpatient children and adults and keeps really well.
Glow in the Dark Clay Snowflake Ornaments
- White Clay – We used Fimo Air Light (US Link/UK Link) and LOVED it – you can microwave it!
- Rolling pin
- Snowflake cookie cutters – We used snowflake imprint ones (UK Link/US Link)
- Ribbon or twine
- PVA Glue
- Glow in the dark glitter (UK Link/US Link)
How to make Glow in the Dark Clay Snowflake Ornaments
Before you start, you need to have a play with your clay and see how deep you need to roll it so that you get the pattern on top, but also a clean out out. Rolling your clay out on an icing mat ensures that you get a smooth surface.
Once you have cut out your snowflakes, then you need to punch out the hole to string them up. A straw is a great way of doing this. We squeezed ours so that it cut out one of the in one of the punched parts.
Allow your dough to harden, how long this takes will depend on which dough you use. With the microwave dough, you pop it in the microwave with a cup of cold water and microwave on medium for 10 minutes. Fimo Air Light (US Link/UK Link) is AMAZING!
Then all you have to do is add a ribbon and you are all set to hang them on your tree.
They look beautiful and sparkly during the day….
And glow in the dark when you turn off the light.
We love how these turned out.
We are delighted to be taking part in Mama Miss’ 10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments inspired by books for the forth year running.
See the others from today:
Our glow in the dark clay snowflake ornaments are inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson and illustrated by Sanna Annukka (UK Link/US Link). It is a stunning book and has beautiful illustrations. A real classic Christmas book.
See our previous years ornaments: