Helen Terlalis Dorn
Ho ho ho! This merry Santa would make a jolly gift indeed.
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.
Make 1-1/8" Super Sculpey® ball and flatten for face. Rub chalk lightly on face to make cheeks.
Using Clay Extruder and multi-strand "spaghetti" disk, extrude White strings. Press strings to face bottom to make beard.
Make 1/8” Pink ball and press in with pointed tool to make mouth. Make two 1/4” White balls into teardrops and curve the ends to make mustache. Make 1/4" Super Sculpey® ball for nose. Make two 1/8" White balls and roll into small strings for eyebrows. Press on face as shown in photo.
Shape 1” ball Red Hot Red into long cone for hat. Press on head. Make 9/16" White ball and roll into log for hatband. Press on bottom of hat. Make two 1/4" Moss balls, flatten and shape into leaves. Make tiny Red Hot Red ball and indent with pointed tool to make holly berry. Press leaves and berry on hat. Make two 3/16" Red Hot Red balls; shape into teardrops and press together to make heart. Press heart on beard. Insert eye pin in top of hat for ornament hanger.
Bake for 30 minutes according to "Getting Started" instructions. When cool, draw eyes with marker. Add highlights to nose, cheeks and eyes with white acrylic paint.
Pink chalk or eye makeup
White acrylic paint
Black permanent marker