Wintertime is such a fun time for creating things that can be used seasonally and for the holidays.  This ornament is great for both.  I know that I love snowmen and the whole idea of them.  I love that they are practically magically and that the water that creates the snow cycles through and can be reused over and over again.  This ornament is perfect for clay beginners, including kiddos.

[caption id="attachment_28312" align="alignnone" width="650"]id-melt-for-you-ornament You will need an ornament that can be filled. There are LOTS of choices out there but I really fell in love with this one. You will also need these items: Clay (Bake Shop or Sculpey III), Scissors, Ribbon (for a scarf and a bow), Epsom Salt (for the snow), Tag if you want to add a message.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_28309" align="alignnone" width="650"]sculpey-clay The first step is to create your snowman parts out of clay and then bake them following the instructions. I made a carrot nose, 2 coal eyes and a Santa hat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_28307" align="alignnone" width="650"]clay-snowman-parts While they are cooling, put a little epsom salt into the ornament and add a ribbon scarf. I tied a knot in the ribbon to give it more of a scarf effect. Then add your clay pieces and close the ornament.[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_28311" align="alignnone" width="650"]sculpey-melted-snowman-ornament Add a tag with a message if you would like. I think "I'd melt for you!' is kind of clever. If you would like to add little notes to your creations, here is a printable with four to choose from . You can download it HERE.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_28315" align="alignnone" width="650"]some-assembley-required Happy Creating! Laura[/caption]