These Doctor Who Christmas ornaments will look super groovy on your tree this year. But heck, why not keep them up all year long? They make great natural air fresheners (they are super pungent). Use blue, yellow, or white colors for Strategist, Eternal, or Supreme Daleks!
Back in the day I used to do creative work for an awesome Kids’ Arts & Craft company. I designed packaging, illustrated coloring books and paint-by-number kits, helped with product design, collateral, and created craft projects for kids and adults. The craft projects were always super fun to work on. I would create projects using their products and do step-by-step instructions. Projects included pop-up holiday cards, pumpkin carving templates, and so much more!
At one point I created scented glue dough ornaments for my client. I had no idea you could use glue to make these ornaments! As a kid, I remember making dough ornaments that we baked in the oven. They were made with flour, salt, and water. After they cooled we would paint and seal them with varnish.
Glue dough ornaments are easy peasy because there’s no need to bake them! Traditional baked dough ornaments often get air pockets and bumps that won’t go away. The no-bake glue ornaments will hold whatever shape you make them. So if you roll the dough and use a cookie cutter, they’ll stay flat once dried. You can also shape and sculpt the dough by hand.
After decorating a batch of scented dough ornaments with whole cloves, I thought it would be fun to make Doctor Who Christmas ornaments. We are serious Whovians after all. I even made a nifty 10th Doctor Doll for a friend! The whole cloves would be perfect Dalek “globes”, and cinnamon sticks would work for the arm. Inserting a clove into the end of the cinnamon stick was a perfect “plunger” for the Dalek.
Shape, Decorate, EX-TERM-INATE!
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, please don’t EX-TERM-INATE me!
Dalek Doctor Who Christmas Ornaments with Scented Glue Dough
- 1 cup of ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon of ground cloves
- 1 Tablespoon of ground nutmeg
- Whole cloves for decoration
- Whole cinnamon sticks
- 3/4 c applesauce
- 2 Tablespoons of white school glue
- Rolling pin
- Drinking straw
- Xacto knife
- Printout of Dalek image
- Mix ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg in medium bowl. Add applesauce and glue to bowl. Stir ingredients together, then knead mixture with hands for a few minutes until dough is smooth. Add more cinnamon if dough is too sticky. Add a little water if it’s too dry.
- Roll out dough to ¼” thickness.
- Place a printout of a Dalek onto the dough. Use an Xacto knife to cut around the paper template. Remove paper.
- Use a toothpick to carve details and a drinking straw to imprint the “globes” onto the Dalek.
- Insert whole cloves into each of the globe imprints and two on top of the head.
- Add a cinnamon stick for the arm. Insert a clove into the end for the “plunger”. Apply a block of dough to the end of the cinnamon stick. Smooth the dough around the stick to seal it into place.
- Make a small hole at the top of each ornament with a toothpick or drinking straw so you can hang your finished ornament with ribbon.
- Place cutouts on a wire rack to dry at room temperature for several days. Turn once each day for even drying.
- When completely dry, thread string or ribbon through the hole of each ornament.
- This recipe makes about 6 Dalek ornaments depending on size. My ornaments are about 4″ tall.
- YO: These are NOT edible!!!
- NOTE: There are Dalek cookie cutters available that would make this project MUCH quicker & easier.
- Instead of using traditional red and green Christmas ribbon to hang your ornament, choose multi-colored ribbons like blue, yellow, or white for Strategist, Eternal, or Supreme Daleks!
- Decorate with paint pens or glitter glue for extra POP!
Now go make your own smelly ornament for your Doctor Who Christmas tree!