I love craft recipes. It’s so much fun to play in the kitchen with the kids. This craft doesn’t require any cooking, so you can make it just about anywhere. With a couple of simple ingredients, you’ve got yourself a Fun Sugar Ornament to hang on the Christmas tree or from the window sill for a Happy Winter Decoration. Come on in and I’ll show you the “how to” on Make Sugar Ornaments With the Kids for a Fun Winter or Christmas Craft
Use any cookie cutter to create any shape! This is so much fun and easy to do. I decorated this snowman with sugar sprinkles and glued a string for hanging him on the windowsill for some cheerful decorations.
Here’s a quick video to get you started on these fun and easy DIY Christmas Ornaments
Here’s What You’ll Need for Make Sugar Ornaments With the Kids for a Fun Winter or Christmas Craft
(this will make about 4 average sized ornaments – you can double the recipe for more)
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- *optional glitter (1 tsp.)- for a colorful sugar ornament, you can add colorful glitter. I wanted glittery snow, so we added white glitter to ours. The sugar is shiny enough without the glitter for snow, so the white glitter is not necessary, although fun!
- 1 tsp. of water
- *Optional – Decorations for a snowman or snowflake, like sprinkles and non perils
- String or ribbon for hanging
- Large bowl
- Spoon to stir
- Wax Paper
- Baking sheet for drying
- Pour the sugar and glitter in the bowl – mix
- Add water and mix well until all of the sugar is wet and starts to pack together (like snow)
- Grab your baking sheet or drying plate covered with wax paper
- Place your cookie cutter on the wax paper and start packing it with sugar
- Pack it tight
- *If you want to decorate…Now is the time to do it – while it is packed and still inside the cookie cutter. Press the decorations into the sugar so they will stay
- Ella pushed colorful sprinkles into her snowflake while it was still in the cookie cutter
- Gently Lift the cookie cutter away from your creation and Don’t touch! Not yet
- Let the ornament dry for 24 hours in a dry place – do not cover
- To hang the ornament, use a warm glue gun to glue a piece of ribbon or string to the back in a loop
- Hang and enjoy!
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That’s it for now. I’ll add more pictures as we create more ideas in the kitchen together!