Clay

Clay Snowmen

By  Kathy Louis  for  Staedtler

We're utterly enchanted with these darling snowmen and have included easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for picture-perfect results. Add these darling snowmen to your winter home décor, or gift to family and friends.

  • Clay Snowmen
  • Closeup View of Snowman
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Step 5
  • Step 6
  • Step 7
  • Step 8

Materials

  • Staedtler FIMO Soft Clay: White, Pacific Blue, Indian Red

Tools

  • Staedtler Clay Blade or craft knife
  • Acrylic brayer
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet and oven
  • Craft stick
  • Round toothpick

Basic Supplies

  • smooth work surface (ceramic tile or clear sheet protector)
  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to condition clay. For body and head, roll two White balls. For arms, roll two White logs and slightly flatten at ends for hands.


  • 2. Smash large ball onto tabletop to slightly flatten. Attach all white pieces together as shown.


  • 3. Use toothpick to add eyes and mouth as shown, leaving a space for nose.


  • 4. For nose, use a small pinch of Indian Red and shape to a point at one end. Press nose onto face.


  • 5. For scarf and hat, use three pieces of Pacific Blue clay.


  • 6. Roll scarf into log and flatten with craft stick. Use toothpick to make fringe in ends. Wrap scarf around head and use toothpick to add lines for center of scarf.


  • 7. Roll one piece of Pacific Blue clay for flat part of hat. Roll other piece into a ball. Smash ball onto tabletop to slightly flatten. Attach both pieces of clay together.


  • 8. For flower, roll a piece of Red clay into a tiny ball, then into a small log. Flatten with craft stick. Start from one end and roll it up loosely like a fruit roll-up. Bend petals down with fingertip. Press flower onto snowman as shown.


  • 9. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool completely.