white polymer clay
x-acto knife or steel blade (like shown in the picture)
small round cutter or straw
ultra fine point sharpies in blue and red
You can do this using a pasta machine
(I used the thickest setting)
you can roll by hand with a rolling pin.
Just flatten the clay!
You do not want it to be too thin and fragile, so pick a thickness that feels sturdy.
I centered the first hole, then placed the other two closer to the top and bottom edges. Look at a real piece of notebook paper as a guide.
You could probably use an air dry clay also, but just make sure to use a thickness that is not too fragile or breakable.
To do this, I looked at a piece of notebook paper as a reference.
I left a bigger space on top (about 5/8 inch) then, with a ruler, marked increments of 1/4 inch. You want to have enough space to write, so don't put the lines too close together.
How easy was that?
I think I will have my kids write their Christmas lists on them, so I can keep them forever...
and remember what their handwriting looked like!
There are so many memories that could be saved on these ornaments!
They could be used as a baby's first Christmas ornament, listing name, birth date, weight, height, etc...
What about writing a love note?
Or the year's highlights...like, "Sienna lost her first tooth in September"?
You could also write your kids' teacher's name, their grade, and their favorite book or game this year...
Seriously! So many uses! I could go on...and on...