If your kids love slime, why not celebrate the season with this DIY slime ornament?
The inspiration for our kid-made ornament is two-fold.
First, we’ve made a LOT of slime recipes this Christmas, so to top off our Christmas slime recipes, I thought I’d made a slime-themed ornament with my preschooler, Bo. She has made all of my slime recipes with me this year.
Secondly, Bo loves the “That’s not my” books, and this Christmas, we found the book “That’s Not My Snowman” which is the second inspiration for this DIY slime ornament.
The ornament is a snowman, sitting in a puddle of slime, and playing with some slime in her hands.
And you can use this as one of your Christmas tree STEM activities this year, too!
Easy Snowman DIY Slime Ornament to Make with Kids
This project was inspired by the book, That’s Not My Snowman, which is one of our favorite winter books. My daughter loves touch and feel books (even at 5!), and we have quite a few of the “that’s not my” books.
How to Make a DIY Slime Ornament for Christmas
Slime has become a big part of our lives this year. We made slime at least two times a week. Bo cannot get enough of slime.
She’s a sensory seeker, and absolutely loves the feel of slime between her fingers.
Bo isn’t as into stretching the slime as she is into squeezing it and squishing it, but there’s no wrong way to play with slime!
It is a low-cost activity that kids of all ages love.
It was fitting that the ornament we made this year was a snowman DIY slime ornament.
Materials for Making a DIY Christmas Ornament from Clay
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This ornament is made from polymer clay. Clay is easy for kids to manipulate, so it is the perfect canvas for a kid-made ornament. You will also need:
- Polymer clay
- Permanent marker
- Super glue
- Clear varnish
- Paint brush
- That’s Not My Snowman
How to Make A DIY Slime Ornament from Polymer Clay
Read on to learn how to make your very own DIY slime ornament with your kiddos!
Making this slime ornament is super simple, which makes it perfect to do with kids.
First, you’ll want to make the body of the snowman. We used a stick to hold the body pieces and the hat of the snowman together. We stuck two sticks into the body for arms.
The sticks can be baked and it won’t cause any problems because you’ll be using a low-temp oven.
The slime splat we made from red, but you can choose whatever color you want. We also rolled a snake shape and draped it over the snowman’s arms to represent playing with slime.
Bake the slime pieces (and an orange nose) at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
We baked our snowman piece for about 2 hours at the same temperature. Let cool.
Once the snowman is cool, attach all parts with glue and draw on a face with permanent markers.
Use clear varnish to paint over the slime pieces to make them look more slime-like. Let dry, attach the hanger, and your DIY slime ornament is done!