Clay Snowmen

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)

Directions

STEP 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.

STEP 2

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

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

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

STEP 5

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

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 9

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool completely.
by Kathy Louis for Staedtler
Clay Snowmen
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