Monday, November 30, 2009

gimme s'more - cute clay ornaments


There's this talented woman in the area that makes her children a unique ornament every year. She does this so when they are grown and leave the house, they will have a good size collection of Christmas tree ornaments to take with them. Lucky for us, she shared her talent with others and now we have our very own ornaments for our tree. We had so much fun making them we decided to make some more to give as teachers gifts. Here's a quick recap of how we made our s'more tree ornaments in case you want one, too.

S'more Snowman Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

Supplies needed:
Polymer clay (white, brown, orange, and black)
Wire and wire cutters
Blocks (optional)
Butter knife or clay tools



1. First, make two "marshmallows" by rolling clay in balls and then flattening out the top and bottom. You may want to roll the sides on a flat surface to straighten them out a bit.



2. Next, whip up a cute carrot nose.


3. Now, work on the "coal" eyes and mouth. A good way to ensure that your pieces are all uniform is to roll it out into a "snake" and then cut them. Shape them after you cut them off and they should all be pretty close in size.


4. Using your wire cutters, cut three pieces of wire per s'more snowman. One will be bent and used as the ribbon holder. The next two will be folded in half and twisted. These are the arms.




5. Next, using some simple tools create the graham cracker and chocolate. We rolled out the clay and used some children's toys to help guide us in making our squares. This is not necessary. You could also eyeball this part.





6. If you want to add texture to your cracker, you can do so with your tools.


7. If you want, make a clay scarf and add it to your snowman's neck. Or tie a piece of felt on after step 8. But it's cute with no scarf at all.

8. Put the snowman on the chocolate and graham cracker and now they are ready for the oven. Be sure to put foil on the cookie sheet. Bake in the oven at 275 for 30 minutes. When they are done and cool, add ribbon and hang on your tree.

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22 Responses to “gimme s'more - cute clay ornaments”

Atticelf said...

What a fun project! Another one to add to my list. :)

Jess B said...

I LOVE THAT! I might have to make them for my nieces and nephew this year! :)

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Very cute! Sculpy makes great looking marshmallows!

Beverly said...

OMG...how cute are those??!!

Audrey said...

Fun craft to do WITH your kids! 8 years and up is best the younger ones had a little bit harder time getting it to look "just right". :-)

ange said...

These are so cute! Snowmen are my favorite this time of year.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

How Sweet! Such a cute way to make a snowman ornament. Very clever!

Paige said...

Those are absolutely adorable! What a fun craft to do with children. I love snowmen and that one would look so cute on my tree. Thanks for sharing!

steffany said...

I want to try this!

BoufMom9 said...

LOVE these! I think I'm going to be heading out to a craft store tomorrow....

Jackie Russell said...

Super cute!

Karen McCown Young said...

Perfectly adorable - this is exactly the inspiration I needed for homemade ornaments for our family this Christmas. THANK YOU!!!

Creative Crafts by FloralShowers said...

HA HA HA. These are so 100% adorable. I love it...

Anne

Heather said...

I want to do it!! How cute are those??? I love them! Thanks for sharing!

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, we definitely love some Sculpey around here.... the possibilities are endless!!!

Aims said...

Oh my goodness, kids hubby and I had so much fun doing this last night after dinner!! And they turned out SOOOO cute! I originally intended to give them away as teacher gifts...... but they're so cute, I don't know if I can part with them! ...I may have to get more clay so we can make more to give away....

Launi said...

Ok, these are positively adorable! Thanks for showing them. Good stuff.

Ada Beltrán said...

first time here, but I just loved your blog, this are all great ideas!

your button is on my blog!

http://www.lovehmcrafts.blogspot.com/

good luck!

Rebekah said...

what a great idea!! perfect for multiple kids who need teacher gifts! thanks!!!!

Wendy said...

So cute!

cggrlogan said...

Really late to this party. :) BUT we just used this tutorial to make our own version of these cute clay ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://cggrlogan.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/better-late-than-never-christmas-ornaments/

Becky

Sabrina said...

I love this project! So cute!!

I have a few polymer clay tutorials to make Toast and Cheesecake charms that I sell on Etsy!

Tutorials: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/users/36109

Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/glamazon08

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