Ready or not, Christmas will be here soon and I’m in the mood for some snowman decor! How about you? Here’s a FUN way to combine air dry clay with a Dollar Tree styrofoam ball to create an adorable Christmas piece, the DIY melting snowman!!
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Supply list for this project…
- BOHS Air Dry Clay (White)
- Dollar Tree 1.4 Inch Styrofoam Ball
- Large Wood Slice (Mine is from Dollar General)
- Acrylic Paint(Black/Orange/Pink)
- Craft Glue
- Glitter/Mod Podge
- Hat (Mine is from the mini ornament section at Walmart.)
- Strip of Material(Scarf)
- 2 Thin Sticks (Arms)
- Three Black Dollar Tree Stickers(Buttons)
- Dollar Tree Stylus
- Wax Paper
The first step is to form the clay into a “melted” snow puddle. I’m starting with about a golf ball sized section of clay. I’ll roll it out carefully, making sure to not roll it too thin.
Now I’ll use my craft blade to cut out indentions so the “puddle” isn’t so round. Then, I’m using a scraping tool to push in and smooth the edges.
The Snowman Head…
Now we just need to create the snowman head using the Dollar Tree styrofoam ball. I create the face first, using the acrylic paint, a Dollar Tree stylus, and a toothpick.
Paint the end of the toothpick orange and snip toothpick in half. Insert the toothpick piece into the ball, adding glue to end to secure.
Allow the paint to dry on the face and then brush Mod Podge over the whole head. Add glitter to the wet Mod Podge.
Once everything is dry I’ll start gluing everything together to create our DIY melting snowman!
First I’ll glue the stick arms down first, and then add the snowman head to the middle.
Then I’ll wrap the material strip around the base of the head and glue for the scarf.
Don’t forget to trim and fray the ends.
Now I’ll attach the hat with hot glue behind the head.
Earlier I painted three of the Dollar Tree stickers black and I’ll be using these as the snowman buttons.
Finally, the melting snowman is assembled and look how cute!! We could stop here, but I think a little glistening would be perfect! I’ll brush on some Mod Podge in the desired areas and then sprinkle on a small amount of my favorite glitter.
I just have to say, I NEVER get tired of creating snowmen!! This guy turned out perfectly and will be so cute in my Christmas decor! What do you think? I hope you love snowmen as much as I do!!