Get the kids in the holiday spirit and have them craft their own ornaments as gifts or their own tree! Discover one cute idea to create a snow globe ornament using air dry clay and a Rainbom Loom bracelet this season.
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Last year we were gifted a Mixy Squish set from Horizon Group USA directly and the girls were instantly in LOVE. It was our first experience with an air dry clay and once I was able to teach them a few techniques to create 3D or standing designs, they were hooked and always asked to do more.
Fast forward to this past birthday when my mom gifted them a rainbow refill pack and my 6 and 8 year old have been begging to pull it out for a creative play session! We finally found time one rainy fall morning where we worked on designs to turn into Christmas ornaments!
First, I polled them on icons or shapes we could put in these snow globe bell jar shapes ornaments, focused on things that could stand up and use this space nicely. They came up with the idea of snowman (that is inspired by Olaf), a Christmas tree and some mini presents, all made with Mixy Squish.
We made sure these fit on the plastic lid and allowed them to fully dry on the lid for 2 days.
Once fully dry I filled a little scoop of white foam balls (from Dollar tree) and turned these clay characters into mini snow globes filled with holiday magic!
To finish we ended up pulling out the Rainbow Loom kit Horizon Group also sent us and made colorful loom bracelets as the band to hold the ornament! This is a great non bracelet use for rainbow loom so that it’s giftable and functional on your tree!
The girls are so excited to gift Grammie their snow globe ornaments and to put the third one, which was a collaboration on their part, on our tree!
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