Your workspace: Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.
Getting Started: Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.
Baking: Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
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 and cut to your liking 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" Leaf Green 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 the top of hat for ornament hanger.
Bake according to directions above in Step 1. When cool, draw eyes with marker. Add highlights to nose, cheeks and eyes with white acrylic paint.
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