Winterize Your World Wednesday! School Is Cancelled? Never Fear! Published on January 12, 2016 At Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our number one goal this time of year is to keep your family warm through the long winter days. Saving Moms sanity when school is off because of snow? Just another service we offer! This Wednesday's 'Winterize Your World' idea is from bloggers Ashley and Jamin Mills, a married couple who created the business The Handmade Home. They shared this entertaining project that keeps their three kids occupied when the weather outside is frightful. So on those days you wake up to find that school is closed - and might even be out for a few days - never fear! This project has infinite possibilities, and should help avoid cabin fever. You could even craft a few Valentine's Day presents. Marbleized Jewelry for Kids Supplies needed: polymer clay in several tints small clay or cookie cutters of any shape (Ashley & Jamin used premo sculpey mini metal cutters + a clay cutter alphabet set) a roll of hemp toothpicks a rolling pin to flatten the clay foil + a cookie sheet for baking the clay Let's go! Depending on what color combinations you want, combine the clay and mash with your fingers, until you have the desired pattern, then mold them to your shape. To make beads: Take the swirly combo and roll it into a long snake. Trim sections off beginning at the ends for rectangular beads, or roll them into a ball for round beads. Poke a good sized hole into the middle with your toothpick. Let it bake according to the clay's directions, and you have your beads to create multiple types of creations. You can string them on the hemp to make necklaces, ornaments, rings, and much more! An additional way to make rings or bracelets: just use your snake from above, and roll it out with a rolling pin or other flat surface. Size it to your wrist, or finger and lay it on its side to bake. Necklaces, bracelets and rings! OH MY! To fashion a charm for a necklace, simply take your marbleized clay and flatten it. Cut it with any shape and after placing holes for jewelry with your toothpick, stick it in the oven. See additional creations from Ashley and Jamin’s brood here.