Polymer Clay Snowman


Updated November 26, 2012
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Decorate your table, mantel or desk with winter crafts! One of the cutest season projects you'll find is this Polymer Clay Snowman from Linda Peterson. It doesn't take long to put this little guy together and, once you show it off, you'll be glad you did!

Polymer Clay Snowman


  • Polymer clay: White, black and orange along with any accent colors desired
  • Plaid ribbon
  • Toothpick or needle tool
  • Knitting needle
  • Ceramic tile (optional)
  • Baby wipes


  1. These are the basic shapes needed to make a snowman.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  2. Roll a 3/4” ball on one side to create a tapered log.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  3. Repeat this three more times.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  4. Create a large tapered log from a 2” ball. To create the body, press the thick end down on the work surface while pulling the thinner end upwards to elongate the neckline.To create the legs, push the thick end up towards the thinner end creating a foot.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  5. Press arms and legs to body.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  6. Create a 1” ball for head. Roll a tiny piece of orange clay into a triangle for the nose.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  7. Pre-bake small black balls. Press in for eyes.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  8. Draw in smile and eyebrows with needle tool.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  9. Press head to body.

    Polymer Clay Snowman
  10. Bake according to manufacturer’s directions for approximately 1 hour. Allow to cool.Tie the ribbon around his neck.
  11. Add chalk “blush” to his cheeks and the bottom of his feet.

    Polymer Clay Snowman

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Polymer Clay Snowman.


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this guy is so cute i'll definately have a go.

This is so cute I am going to make one. Thanks for making and sharing this. Vickie

Does anyone know if a screw inserted in the top of head can be baked with clay? I think this has got to be the cutest snowman and a great tutorial.

I think this little guy is adorable.


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