How To Make A Polymer Clay Snowman

Made a polymer clay snowman. Love how he turned out!! Snowman

Gather Your Materials

Before you start making your polymer clay snowman, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You will need:

  • White polymer clay
  • Black polymer clay
  • Orange polymer clay
  • Red polymer clay
  • Green polymer clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife or clay cutting tool
  • Small round cookie cutter
  • Small triangular cookie cutter
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint

Start with the Body

Start by rolling a ball of white polymer clay for the body of your snowman. Flatten the bottom of the ball slightly so that it will stand up on its own. Use the small round cookie cutter to cut out two small circles for the eyes and a small triangular cookie cutter for the nose from the orange polymer clay. Attach them to the body of the snowman.

Add the Arms and Scarf

Roll out two thin ropes of green polymer clay for the arms and attach them to the sides of the snowman. To make the scarf, roll out a thin rope of red polymer clay and wrap it around the neck of the snowman.

Make the Hat

Roll a ball of black polymer clay for the hat and flatten it slightly. Use the knife or clay cutting tool to cut out a small circle for the top of the hat and a larger circle for the brim. Attach the circles together and then attach the hat to the top of the snowman’s head.

Final Touches

Use the paintbrush and acrylic paint to add details to your snowman. Paint on a mouth and some rosy cheeks. You can also add some buttons to the front of the snowman’s body.

Bake Your Snowman

Follow the instructions on your polymer clay package for baking. Typically, you will bake your snowman in the oven at a low temperature for about 15-20 minutes. Once it has cooled, your polymer clay snowman is ready to display!

Tips for Success

  • Make sure your hands are clean before working with polymer clay to avoid dirt and oils getting on the clay.
  • If you make a mistake, don’t worry! You can always start over or fix the mistake with additional clay.
  • Experiment with different colors and accessories to make your snowman unique.
  • Be patient and take your time when working with the clay. It can be a bit tricky to work with, but with practice, you will get better.

In Conclusion

Making a polymer clay snowman is a fun and creative way to decorate your home for the winter season. With a few simple materials and some patience, you can create a cute and unique snowman that will bring a smile to your face every time you see it. So gather your materials, follow these steps, and get ready to make your very own polymer clay snowman!