Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Make a Polymer Clay Snowman

No Experience is necessary to make this miniature clay snowman out of Polymer Clay
Skill Level - 1

Crafting Time - Varies
Project courtesy of Joann


  • Fimo® Soft Polymer Clay: Cognac, White, Pacific Blue, Tangerine, Tropical Green
  • White acrylic enamel paint
  • Rounded paintbrush
  • White glitter
  • Clay pasta machine or brayer
  • Toothpick
  • Craft knife
  • Fine-tip black permanent marker
Condition all clay until it is soft and pliable.
Mix small amounts of desired color into a 1" ball of white clay to create a pastel shade. Repeat with other colors to create additional pastel shades.

Basic Snowman:
1. Roll a 3/4" and a 1" ball of white clay. Press a toothpick into the 1" ball and trim top to 1/4" above the ball. Press the 3/4" ball over the top of toothpick.
2. Flatten desired scarf color clay to 1/8" and cut out a strip 1/2" wide by 2" long for scarf body. Gather slightly in center and wrap around neckline. Trim excess clay.
3. Flatten desired scarf color clay to 1/8" and cut out a 1/2"x1" rectangle for scarf tails. Cut diagonally. Press to side of body. Shape as desired.
4. Roll a tiny ball of the Tangerine clay and shape into a long triangle. Press onto face for nose. Poke four holes for mouth or draw in mouth after baking.
5. Create buttons by flattening small clay balls and poking button holes with toothpick. Press to body.
Adding a Basic Hat:
1. Flatten desired hat color clay to 1/8" thick and cut out a 1"x2" rectangle. Wrap around head.
Stocking Cap: Create small indentations with fingertips. Pinch the ends together and trim excess clay close to hat. Create a ball with excess clay and press it to the top. Wrap a flattened log around the hat for brim.
Cone Hat: Create small indentations with fingertips. Flatten a log of clay with fingers and wrap around head for brim. Fold entire cap down. Pinch end to form a point. Roll a ball and press onto point.
2. Bake according to manufacturer’s recommended baking temperatures for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
3. Highlight scarf with white paint and glitter if desired. Create two black dots with marker for eyes.

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