How to Make a Christmas Tree Snowflake

Looking for a craft to do with your kids? Or maybe you just want to beat off some winter break boredom? Read on!

Steps

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    Purchase some white clay and shape it into a 3D circle but not quite a sphere. (you can also use basic clay such as gray, tan, etc. and paint it white.)
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    Get some wire and cut off 5 or 6 pieces of it all the same length.
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    Stick the wires into the clay.
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    Shape the clay around the wires as you like.
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    Add extra clay at the top and poke a small hole through it (this will be used to add the hook.
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    Cook it at 300ºF (148ºC) for 5 minutes (optional, you can leave out the clay to harden for one day).
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    Let the snowflake sit for ten to twenty minutes so it will be cooled.
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    Paint the snowflake white and let it dry (for basic clay use only, optional).
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    Put clear beads on the wires.
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    Use the excess wire and form it in the shape of a hook.
    • Place the hook through the hole and put the snowflake on a Christmas tree (optional).
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Don't use too much clay or the hook will not be able to hold it.

Warnings

  • Make sure the clay you have is cookable.
  • If you do not wait long enough for it to cool, you can be burned by the hot clay.

Things You'll Need

  • Cookable clay
  • Oven
  • Wire
  • Clear beads
  • White paint (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Clay Projects