Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130°C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Begin by preheating oven to 275°F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Knead a piece of the Frost White Glitter clay so that it becomes pliable. Make a
2 ¼ x 1 ½ oval shape for the base. Use your stylus tools to make holes and indents for trees and house on the base.
Mix together a piece of Wasabi & Bright Green Pearl. Use hands to roll out 2 small balls. Then create 2 small balls with the Leaf Green clay. You should have 4 balls total ranging from tiny to small. Stack the balls, then with your pointer finger and thumb squeeze the sizes together, roll out, and squeeze again creating a cone shape tree. Make as many trees as you want on your base
Use a piece of your Wasabi & Bright Green clay mix and a piece of your Leaf Green clay and make two snakes. Twist both snakes together making a striped rope. Create a circle wreath for the large house.
Roll ¼” thick and ¼” height snakes of White premo! for your houses, Make a few using White and Pomegranate clay. Create Pomegranate & 18 k Gold triangle roofs for your houses. Attach the roofs to the bases using bake and bond. Create windows and doors using clay tools.
Use your Frost White Glitter clay and make a house ½” x 1 ¼” big enough to hold the Santa figure.
TIP: Create your own clay stamps. With your super slicer cut out shapes for your windows and door, bake pieces and use stamps for your clay house.
Roll out a piece of 18k Gold clay into the #5 setting of the conditioning machine and cut strips of clay out with your scalloped scissors. Wrap and layer to create your roof. Run a small piece of Pomegranate clay into the #5 setting of the conditioning machine cut out a door for your house. Attach a chimney and wreath.
Figure out placement of your houses and trees on your base. Cut small piece of toothpick with the jewelry pliers and stick them into your white base. Add bake and bond to the tips and build your town. Create a hole with your needle end pointer in the chimney of your large house big enough for a toothpick.
Take a small ball of Sculpey Ultra Soft clay in your hand and form a star shape figure. Using your knife tool sculpt Santa’s beard and rim of his hat. Take your stylus tool to make eyes and mouth. Attach a toothpick to his leg. Then using your needle end pointer make hole through his bag holding hand – all the way through. But in his bell hand, just make a whole partially through.
Bake in your oven according to the directions above.
TIP: Bake your base (houses and trees) separate from your Santa figure.
Use a piece of clay and stick your Santa into so your Santa doesn’t rest on your cooking tile. Make sure you remove your Santa from the block of clay right after baking so it doesn’t harden together.
Once cooled, lightly sand your piece before painting. Paint the whole body with Red leaving only the beard, face and the rim of the hat White. Once dried paint a Black thin line around Santa’s waist for the belt and the tips of the legs to look like boots. Add Green for the mittens and a Gold square for the belt buckle. Add Flesh paint to the face. Then use a toothpick to add the eyes, nose and eyebrows to the face. Once dried add White glue to the toothpick that is in the Santa and in the chimney hole on the base, and then insert into the chimney hole. Add 3D dimensional paint for snow effects on your town and around the brim of Santa’s hat. Paint a coat of matte varnish on your whole piece.
Santa’s Bag: Take a kraft color mini cupcake wrapper and fill it with something small, then wrap up and tie up with wax twine. Weed through Santa’s arm a tie.
Bell: Take a piece a green 20 gauge wire attach a bell and fold wires together and twist wire together as your twisting your wire attach a piece of tinsel. Add glue to the end and insert it into the arm.