This time of year is the perfect time to sit down and get crafty with your kids! I’ve actually been doing a lot of cooking and baking the past few days and my 5 year old son loves to be in the kitchen with me helping. This weekend, I got out a ton of fun supplies that Crayola sent us so he could create something on his own while I was busy baking. We browsed online to get a bit of inspiration. Then, we decided that he would make a handprint ornament using the supplies that Crayola sent.
We have made handprint ornaments before, but it’s always required some mixing and baking and painting….with Model Magic from Crayola, it’s so easy! After looking at some pictures, Hayden wanted to completely make this craft on his own so I let him have at it!
All you have to do is flatten the Model Magic, either with your hand or a rolling pin. I absolutely love the consistency of Model Magic and couldn’t resist playing with it myself. It’s lightweight and won’t crumble at all but you can pretty much make it into any shape you want! I actually immediately put this on my son’s Christmas list!
After Hayden made a handprint into the Model Magic, he got to decorating! He used a combination of Crayola markers and Glitter Glue, but you can also use paint on it too.
Once he decided he was done decorating, I had him write what year it was so we would always remember how big his hand was in 2013! I helped him insert a pipe cleaner into the top and then we let it dry for about 24 hours so it could really set in.
Once it was ready, it took a place of honor on our tree! Hayden was so proud of this ornament that he made himself and was so excited to hang it up.
Hayden also made a Monster ornament with the Model Magic and he wanted to make sure that I snapped a picture of that to share too.
Hayden had such a fun time making these ornaments with our Crayola supplies. It’s definitely going to be a Crayola Holiday for us this year as he continues to make fun new projects! You can check out the Crayola Holiday Crafts Pinterest Board for more inspiration!
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Disclosure: I was provided a gift pack for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions are my own.