Today my 3.5 year old son and I are making delicious Grinch cookies for Christmas gifts this year. They’re pretty easy and yummy too. I have got love Pinterest for the idea of my tin.
Many people wondered how many it can yield, I used a tablespoon size and it produces 50 cookies when doubled. Make sure you coat your hands in the cornstarch/powdered sugar mixture before handling dough to avoid it sticking when you roll them into balls.
Check out my Christmas Crafts for instance on upcyclying tin cans for Grinch cookie tins. Merry Grinchas everyone! Click the link and get baking!
I’ve been collecting ornaments for each year that my husband and I have been married for the last 13 years, but this year I decided to make one of my own. I started out with Rudolph in my mind and then suddenly I turned it into the Grinch. He looks much harder than he is to make.
3 small Styrofoam floral balls found in $ store variety pack
Air Drying Clay loo9
Limerick green Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Cricut weeding tool
Hot glue gun and glue
Cover one Styrofoam ball adding slightly more on one end, slowly sculpting a pear/curled tear drop shape.
Using the Cricut weeding tool, work in rounded snout/muzzle section working back in layers the creases in his face for his smile.
Tear a small amount of clay and shape it like a tear drop and then use the weeding tool to sculpt his evil eyes using the curved side to shape the eyes.
With the weeding tool create an my shape to make his nose.
Cut a loop of wire and secure through the head after adding spear shaped hair on the tip of his head.
Cover to more Styrofoam balls with clay connect then together creating the torso shape.
Shape arms and legs working the dough together until it is well connecting it.
Set aside the pieces and allow to dry overnight or use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.
Hot glue head onto the torso once dried completely.
Mix lime green and white paint together to get your grinchy color and paint him.
Paint the eyes yellow. Remember that if you mess up your lines you can always fix with more green paint.
Once the eyes are died, outline them with a thin layer of black and draw his lashes and eyelashes. Contour his facial lines in black and while slightly wet go over the facial lines in green making them less severe.
Draw a stubby u in each eye for his pupils.
Finish with an acrylic spray.
I hope that you have fun making these too. Merry Christmas!
I am always looking for ways to craft on a budget and often think about the various uses for most items for decreasing the cost of my crafting projects. I love the dollar store because you can literally find most anything and with a little imagination turn them from junky to classy with a little effort. I know that it is hardly September already and the idea of Christmas is a little soon, but I have learned from several past Christmas’s that it never pays to try to cram it all in starting in November.