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
Polymer clay (white, brown, orange, and black)
Wire and wire cutters
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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