Clay

Magical Snowman

By  Sandy Rollinger 

size: 3"x6-1/2"

  • Magical Snowman

Materials

  • Glass disc ornament, 3”
  • Polyform: Sculpey III Sweet Potato Oven-Bake Clay; Premo! Accents Purple Pearl, Frost White Glitter
  • Black beads, two
  • Clear rhinestones
  • White pom-pom, 1/4”
  • White chenille stem, 4” length
  • Iridescent paper snowflakes, 1”, three
  • White ribbon, 6” length
  • Paper clip

Tools

  • Round paint dauber, 1/4”
  • Jacquard Lumiere Paints: Pearlescent Magenta, Pearlescent White
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet and oven
  • Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • toothpick, scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge scrap, plastic placemat and newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Condition clay until soft and pliable. Roll Frost White Glitter clay into 1-1/2" ball for head. Using toothpick, create smile and two eye slits. Press black beads into slits. Roll carrot nose from Sweet Potato clay; press on face. Gently remove hanger from top of glass ornament. Press head onto ornament top.
  • 2. Roll Purple Pearl clay into 4"-long cone for hat. Press cone base onto top of snowman head. Carefully curl pointed cone end. Push small paper clip through base of hat for hanger.
  • 3. On covered work surface, dab Pearlescent White paint onto glass ornament using sponge scrap; let dry.
  • 4. Roll two 2"-long teardrop shapes from Frost White Glitter clay for arms. Adhere arms onto sides of glass ornament using glue.
  • 5. Combine small string of Purple Pearl clay with marble-size ball of Frost White Glitter clay; lightly mix to marbleize. Flatten on work surface to 1/2" thickness. Cut two 1" lengths for scarf ends using toothpick; indent ends into fringe. Press over arm. Place remaining marbleized clay strip around neck area, covering arm tops and scarf ends. Roll tiny ball of same clay; press near scarf ends.
  • 6. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake snowman on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool completely before removing.
  • 7. Thread ribbon through paper clip; tie bow. Adhere pom-pom to end of hat. Adhere chenille stem around hat to form brim, trimming ends as needed.
  • 8. Apply Pearlescent Magenta to cheek area using paint dauber. Let dry.
  • 9. Adhere snowflakes to body. Adhere rhinestones to snowflake centers and in random pattern on hat. Let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. Personalize snowman body with "Christmas 2013" or recipient or family name.