These easy to make snowflake ornaments will look great on the tree or anywhere else you hang them.
Preheat oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading until it’s soft and smooth or running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Roll the clay out to the thickest setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine, about 1/8 inch thickness. Place the medium-sized snowflake cutter on the clay and press firmly downward to cut through the clay cleanly.
Remove the cut-out snowflake from the cutter.
Press the arrow-shaped pattern cutter pointy end outward into one of the “arms” of the snowflake. Keep the cut out clay arrow shape for a later step.
Repeat for all the “arms” of the snowflake-remember to save the cut-out pieces.
Place the cut out pieces back on top of the snowflake in between the “arms” as shown. Be sure they are all straight and almost meet in the center. Press to secure them tightly to the surface of the clay.
Use the smallest round Kemper Pattern Cutter to cut a hole in the top of one of the “arms” for a hanger or ribbon.
Use the soft brush to spread the glitter on top of the clay, distributing it evenly, and brushing off an extra glitter that doesn’t stick.
Flip the snowflake over, and brush the glitter evenly into the back of the clay.
Make as many more snowflakes as you can make, varying the patterns and cutouts. Use your other Kemper Pattern Cutters if you wish, too! Bake them all at once on a piece of baking parchment or white paper on a glass baking sheet dedicated to polymer clay at 275 °F for thirty minutes. Cool and hang using your choice of a thin satin ribbon, or fishing line.
• Try using Pearl clay to make the snowflakes, don’t add glitter-these are gorgeous just left “plain”!
• Make Red or Green snowflakes! Try adding red or green glitter to them, they’re really beautiful.
• Gold clay snowflakes are simply fabulous, too!
• Find a snowflake rubber stamp, and impress stamp into the clay, then cut around it using a Studio by Sculpey Clay Knife.
• Make “Skinner Blend” snowflakes using Blue and White clay-(or your choice of colors!)
Set of snowflake cookie cutters (see end of project for where to buy)
Smallest round Kemper Pattern cutter
Ultra fine clear, white, or prismatic glitter
Small soft clean artist’s brush to brush on glitter
Oven set to bake reliably at 275 degrees F
Baking parchment or clean white computer paper
Glass baking pan dedicated to baking polymer clay
Thin white satin ribbon or fishing line to hang ornament from tree