To make the ornaments, I rolled the Model Magic into a ball and then used one of O's playdough rolling pins to roll it out. I cut out an appropriately sized circle using a bowl. Elliott brought E over and we pressed her hand and then her foot into the Model Magic. We let the ornaments dry for 24 hours before adding a ribbon and putting them on the tree. I need to sand around the edges, but I'll worry about that after Christmas. I'm VERY pleased with how they turned out :)
O was excited that we also made an ornament using her handprint. She had a lot of fun playing with the Model Magic while we were making the ornaments. We also made handprints of both girls for O to paint that we'll display all year long.
Model Magic is fairly expensive. I bought a large tub months ago (to use for making landforms...maybe I'll eventually do that :) from Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon. One package from the tub (it came with 4 packages) made 7 ornaments.
I am reading so many good things about Model Magic on various blogs.ReplyDelete
Your ornaments are adorable and will make such treasured keepsakes.
I have read great things about model magic too. The ornament looked adorable - what a great keepsake!ReplyDelete
Now you tell me. My kitchen is coated in plaster of paris powder!ReplyDelete
We did handprint ornaments in Model Magic this year too - love that stuff! Bonus is that my son (who has a wheat allergy so can't use play doh) can use it.ReplyDelete
Nice idea - I am going to pick some of that model magic up next time I am at the craft store & do my baby's hand & footprints. I like that it doesn't get messy! Thanks for the info!ReplyDelete
I would LOVE to hear your ideas about making Montessori landforms using Model Magic! I have seen them made from clay, or ordered from a catalog out of molded plastic, but your idea sounds great!ReplyDelete
And the ornaments turned out beautifully!
I am really enjoying your blog and have used several of your ideas with my 2.5 year old daughter. Thanks and keep up the awesome posts!!! :)