hand print decorations

Christmas clay decorations are a fun festive craft for children to take home at the end of term.

You will need

handprint Christmas tree decoration

1. ModelAiR can be moulded and shaped into a festive decoration of choice. For younger children, a hand can be pressed into a flattened piece of ModelAiR to create a personalised handprint decoration.
Extension idea: Children can experiment with colour mixing by adding water based paint to the ModelAiR for a marbled effect or solid colour.

glitter hand print decoration

2. The decoration can be covered with PVA and then glitter for a sparkly Christmas decoration. We use an activity tray to limit the mess made by glitter and allow excess glitter to be reused by tipping it back into the tub.

Christmas tree decoration

3. A hole can be made in the top of the decoration with a pencil before leaving it for at least 24 hours to harden.

4. Once finished a piece of ribbon can be used to hang the decoration from a Christmas tree. Children can get creative by choosing their own shapes, colours and glitter options for their christmas clay decorations.

EYFS learning goals supported by this project

ELG01 Communication and language development: listening and attention

ELG03 Communication and language development: speaking

ELG04 Physical Development: Moving and handling co-ordination

ELG06 Personal, social and emotional development: Self-confidence and self awareness

ELG12 Mathmatics development: shape, space and measures

ELG16 Expressive arts and design: exploring and using media and materials

ELG17 Expressive arts and design: being imaginative

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