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Snowmen Ornaments!

23 Nov

I found the cutest clay made snowmen ornaments ever! I saw them first over at Lines Across. Rachel there has a great how to on making them, but I thought I’d share our experiences making them today.

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So here goes our snowmen thumbprint ornaments.

You will need some polymer clay in different colors.

Some fingers or thumbs- I had a trio of willing to help kiddos today

Some yarn or string to hang them with

We also used some florists wire to make the hooks.

Making them is super easy. All you have to do is roll out some white clay into balls:

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Then squish them together to look like a snowman

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Then using the finger or thumb of a willing helper, make a fingerprint into each circle:

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Next using some orange clay make the nose:

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Add some eyes- you can either use black clay- which we ended up using later on, or you can use a permanent marker. Use this same step for the mouth and buttons as well:

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Roll out a thin strip of clay for his scarf, because a scarf on a snowman is super cute:

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I forgot to put buttons on before…

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Now for a hat- because if you are making a frosty inspired snowman, you need a hat. These were really easy, just roll out two balls of clay, squish one flat for the brim and roll the other into a cylinder for the rest of the top hat:

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At this point I used the florist wire to make the hook and made it long enough to go through the hat and into the heads of the snowmen. This keeps the hat on the snowman’s head and gives you a nice hook once it’s baked.

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Then bake your ornaments based on what your particular clay calls for. Once cool you can add some yarn or ribbon or string and hang it on your tree.

We had so much fun with these that we ended up making plenty for each kid to give one to each set of grandparents.

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And they look adorable on the tree too!

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Thanks again to Rachel for her awesome tute on how to make these.

So when you are looking to craft some new memories to hang on your tree, why not start with these adorable ornaments?

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

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