* 1.75 lb. box of Original Sculpey (white)
* Small amount of Black Sculpey III clay
* Small amount of Orange Premo! Sculpey clay
* Craft Paper for armatures
* Foil for armatures
* 1 3/8" wooden dowel 7" long
* 1 3/8" wooden dowel 4 1/2" long
* 1 Square wooden base 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 3/4" thick
* Piece of Wooden Skewer about 3" long
* 2 Wooden Shoe shapes
* 2 Wooden beads (rectangular shape for socks)
* 1 old CD
* Weldbond Glue
* Crystal Glitter
* Drill with 3/8" drill bit
* 1/8" drill bit
* Acrylic paint in your choice of color
* Small plastic or glass beads for embellishment
* Hat and scarf (cut from sock)
Find middle of wooden base and mark with pencil and drill 3/8" diameter hole approx. 1/2" deep.
Place CD on base and trace around. Remove CD.
Paint around trace mark and sides of base. Let dry.
Glue CD to base using Weldbond glue. Apply thin layer of Weldbond to 'top' of CD. Avoid drilled hole.
Quickly sprinkle on Glitter. Let dry. Set aside.
Snowman's Body before Baking:
Condition approx. 1/2 box of the Original Sculpey clay using pasta machine.
Cut enough brown craft paper to form 2 armatures for inside body parts. One should be approx. 2" diam. And the other approx. 2 ½" diam.
Cover these with foil to form 2 round shapes.
Run white clay through Pasta Machine on thickest setting. Cut 2 pieces to cover round armatures. Don’t worry about getting them perfect at this point.
Attach the two snowballs by pressing them together.
Roll out a 3" snake of white clay and stretch between the snowballs to secure them in place.
Roll out a sheet of clay big enough to cover ‘BOTH’ snowballs as shown in diagram.
Trim to fit and smooth out wrinkles. Set aside.
Make 1 1/2" ‘foil’ armature by rolling up ball of foil. Cover with clay. Using your hands, smooth out any lines.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s a ‘snowman’.
Take wooden skewer and dip each end in Weldbond Glue. Insert one end into body and the other into his head paying attention to the angle of the head. You want it to remain ‘upright’.
Roll out 2" snake of white clay and stretch between head and body to secure.
Roll small balls of black clay for eyes and mouth. Apply to head.
Make 'carrot' nose and insert slightly between eyes and mouth.
Bake at 275 degrees F. for about 30 minutes.
Each leg consists of 3 parts. Dowel, Shoe shape and wooden sock.
Left leg instructions:
Apply a light coating of Weldbond glue to 7" dowel. Quickly sprinkle on ‘Sparkle Glitter’.
Using a 3/8" drill bit, drill hole all the way through wooden sock and wooden shoe shape.
You can paint them now with acrylic paint if desired.
Insert 7" dowel through wooden sock and shoe and leave it protruding about ½" out bottom of shoe.
Right leg instructions:
Apply a light coating of Weldbond glue to 4 1/2" dowel. Quickly sprinkle on ‘Sparkle Glitter’. Let dry.
Using a 3/8" drill bit, drill a ½" deep hole into wooden sock.
Add Weldbond glue to hole and insert dowel.
Apply more Weldbond to bottom of sock and glue on Wooden shoe. Let dry.
When dry…..paint shoe and sock with acrylic paints.
Apply Weldbond glue to the piece of dowel protruding from left shoe.
Insert into Wooden base (middle of CD)
Using 3/8" drill bit, drill a hole in bottom of body for left leg. Push the drill bit right into the craft paper inside.
Add glue to top of leg (dowel) and insert through hole.
Drill hole for right leg, add glue and insert dowel.
Your snowman should now be standing on his own 2 feet.
If you are having a little trouble getting him to stand ‘upright’, remove ‘left leg’ and fill hole with ‘glue gun glue’ and re-insert leg.
Twig Arms: (I used ‘dogwood’ because I like the ‘red’ colour.
Drill 1/8" holes into body where the ‘twig’ arms will go.
Cut twigs to fit
Add glue to ends of twigs and insert into holes.
Working in small areas at a time, apply thin layer of Weldbond glue to Snowman's body and head. Quickly sprinkle on Glitter.
Continue to add glue and glitter until entire snowman is covered.
Let dry completely.
Cut toe out of sock and form hat. Use ribbon or wool scrap for scarf and AWAY HE GOES!