As he did, he noticed that they left interesting prints in the dough, and he used these to further decorate his cutouts. Here the prints become the ornaments on the tree!
I also added some holiday foil cutouts, sparkly silver foam balls, small treasures, and bottles of glitter and encouraged him to explore how these materials could be used with the dough.
He was thrilled to have control over how to use the materials - sprinkling glitter to his heart's content and decorating with the treasures!
His sister joined in and they used the cutters to make more prints in the dough, adding to the design.