A couple days ago my daughters and I painted up 12 salt dough nisse ornaments. A "nisse" is basically a Danish Christmas gnome, although the tradition goes back to pre-Christian times. He is known as a "tomten" in Sweden. The author of Pippi Longstocking wrote a couple books about them. I painted a 20mm metal nisse last year.
Our ornament is hand-made baked dough. My wife developed a gluten free salt dough recipe. I made a cardboard template which we used to carve out the nisse shapes. We baked them, and my daughters and I painted them. It's not my usual model-making post, but the skill set is the same.