Polymer Clay Snowman


Polymer Clay Snowman

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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The snowman looks so adorable! I will try to make this snowman, but probably I will use air dry clay as its less complicated for me. This project gave me an idea to make snowman charms as Christmas gifts. Or doing this with kids as a Christmas project. Thank you for sharing!

He is too cute to pass up. Next to Santa this is my favorite Christmas icon. I can't wait to get started. I make clay jewelry and just got started so I have plenty of supplies. So far the only thing I made beside beads was a dog. It came out fine and clay is easy to work with.

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 know this asked a while ago but in case anyone has the same question, yes you can bake a screw in with the clay. Just make sure you really work the clay around it. Another way is to make the hole and then bake it. When baked, then put glue on the screw and into the hole and let it dry. You can also use liquid clay to adhere it. Hope this helps others.

I think this little guy is adorable.


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