Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work 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.
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.
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 30 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.
Snowflake Charms: • Snowy White Glitter Clay • Snowflake Stamps: 2”, 1 1/2” • Snowflake Clay Cutters: 1 1/2”, 1” • Cornstarch (or spritz of water)Step One: Run your conditioned Snowy White clay through your clay machine on the #1 setting.Rub some cornstarch on top of the sheet of clay. This will ensure the snowflake stamps won’t stick to the clay. Press the snowflake stamps onto your sheet of clay. Remove. You should have nice snowflake imprints in your clay sheet. Step Two:Using your snowflake cutters cut out snowflake shapes by pressing the cutter directly over the snowflake stamps that you made. Make 5 snowflakes, two large and three small. Set these onto your baking sheet. Step Three: Bake according to package directions. Allow to cool.
Snowman: •Snowy White Glitter Clay • Coal Black Glitter • Holly Red Glitter • Wreath Green Glitter • Jolly Gold Glitter • Circle clay cutters: 1”, 3/4”, 1/2” • Acrylic Craft Paints: White, Black • Fine Paint Brush • Plastic Wrap Run some Snowy White clay through your clay machine on the #1 setting. Fold the sheet in half. Lay some plastic wrap over the top of your folded sheet of clay. This is going to help the sides of your circles to look rounded like snowballs. Press your 1” and 3/4” circle cutters right down on top of the plastic wrap. Remove your two circles from the sheet.
Press your 3/4” circle on top of the 1” circle to make your snowman’s body.To make your snowman’s Black hat, run a small amount of Coal Black clay through the clay machine on the #1 setting. Cut out one 3/4” circle with your circle cutter. Cut this circle in half with your knife. Next, make a thick 1/2” sized cube of Coal Black with your fingers. Press your 1/2” circle cutter down into the cube so you end up with a little 1/2” cylinder shape. Cut this little cylinder in half. Turn the 1/2” flat half circle horizontal and press it on top of the snowman’s head to be the brim of the hat. You may want to trim a tiny bit off the top of your snowman’s head so that the hat looks as though it is resting nicely on his head rather than floating on top. Press the thick 1/2” half piece on top of the brim so you create a curved Black top hat.
Roll two tiny balls of Wreath Green clay. Press them flat and point the ends. Make a line down the center of each with your clay knife. Press the leaves onto the left side of the hat. Roll 3 tiny balls of Holly Red clay for berries. Press these in the center of your leaves. Mix a tiny bit of Holly Red and Jolly Gold clay together to make Orange. Roll a tiny carrot shaped nose and press onto the center of your snowman’s head.Roll two tiny balls of Coal Black clay and press on for his eyes. Roll two more small Coal Black balls for buttons and press them on.To make the red scarf roll a snake of Holly Red clay 1/8” thick and 2” long. Run this snake through your clay machine on the #3 setting. Cut a piece of the flattened snake to fit the snowman’s neck. Press in place and trim any excess. Cut two small pieces for the front of the scarf. Use your knife to create little fringe cuts on the bottom ends of each piece. Press the two pieces into place.
Bake according to package directions. Allow to cool. Using a tiny bit of Black acrylic paint, paint a happy dotted mouth on your snowman. Use the White acrylic paint to paint to small dots in the corner of each eye.
Candy Cane: • Snowy White Glitter • Holly Red Glitter • Wreath Green Glitter - Roll a log of Snowy White clay approximately 1/2” thick and 2” long. Roll two very thin snakes of Holly Red clay 2” long each. Repeat this with the Wreath Green clay.
Press the thin Red and Green snakes onto the Snowy White clay log alternating colors and leaving 1/4” space of White showing in between. Roll the log so that the stripes become flat and part of the log. Roll the log until it is approximately 1/4” thick. Twist the log so that the stripes spiral like a candy cane. Curve the top into a candy cane shape. Keep twisting and then cut the bottom when you have the right size. Bake according to package directions and allow to cool.
Gifts: • Wreath Green Glitter • Jolly Gold GlitterForm a small rectangle shape out of the Jolly Gold Glitter clay that is approximately 1” by 1/2” in size and 1/2” thick. Use your knife and cut the ends to create a more uniform shape with flatter sides. Smooth edges.
Roll a snake of Wreath Green clay approximately 4” long by 1/8” thick.Run this snake through your clay machine on the #3 setting.Trim this ribbon piece if need be so that it is approximately 1/8” thick.Cut a piece to fit across your package vertically. It does not need to wrap all the way around. Trim excess. Cut another piece to fit across your package horizontally. Trim excess.With the remaining clay strip make 4 little equal sized loops. The end of a paintbrush works great to wrap the clay around and cut to make the loop. Arrange your four loops like a bow on the top center of your package. Press them on the ends to make sure they are secure. Make one more small loop for the center of the bow. Press on to secure. Bake according to package directions and allow to cool.
Gingerbread Man: • Hot Chocolate Glitter • Holly Red Glitter • Coal Black Glitter • Snowy White Glitter • Wreath Green Glitter • Gingerbread Man Cutter. Run your conditioned Hot Chocolate Glitter clay through your clay machine on the #1 setting. Fold in half. Using your gingerbread man cutter, cut out the gingerbread shape. Smooth edges.
Roll a tiny thin snake of Snowy White clay and curve for a mouth. Press on to the head.Roll two equal sized small balls of Wreath Green clay and flatten. Point one end of each. Press onto the neck of your Gingerbread man to make a bow tie. Roll a tiny ball of Wreath Green and press in the center of the bow tie. Roll two small equal sized balls of Holly Red clay and press these on the Gingerbread man for his buttons. Bake according to the package directions and allow to cool.
Poinsettia:• Holly Red Glitter • Jolly Gold Glitter • Sculpey Flexible Push Mold (flowers and leaves) Roll 10 equal sized balls of Holly Red clay approximately 1/4” in diameter. Roll these balls into oval shapes.
Use your Sculpey Flexible Flower and Leaves mold to make the petals for your Poinsettia. I used the petal/leaf shape in the lower righthand corner. Spritz the petal on the mold that you will be using with some water (this will ensure the clay doesn’t stick to the mold). Press one of your ovals into the petal shape. Trim away any excess if need be. Remove petal shape from mold. Set onto your baking sheet. Repeat this process until you have made 10 petal shapes.
Press 5 of the petals together creating a Poinsettia flower shape. With the remaining 5 petals press these on top of your other petals to create a second layer of petals. Press down slightly in the center and gently curve some of the petals upward for dimension.Roll 8 to 10 tiny little balls of Jolly Gold clay. Press these in a cluster in the center of your Poinsettia flower. Bake according to package directions. Allow to cool.
Start building your wreath by first attaching the faux greenery with a glue gun. Use the glue gun or ribbons to attach your ornaments to wreath.