Polar Animal Christmas Baubles from Foam Clay and Silk Clay
These Christmas baubles are modelled as adorable polar animals by covering a polystyrene ball with Foam Clay. Plastic eyes and noses are easy to push into place. The animals are decorated with Foam Clay pixie hats and scarfs from pipe cleaners.
How to do it
Cover the polystyrene ball with Foam Clay.
Model two ears from Foam Clay and attach.
Push the eyes and the nose into place.
Make cheeks with two small blobs of pink Foam Clay.
Push an eye pin into the top of the bauble.
Tie a string for hanging through the loop.
Make a scarf by twisting two pipe cleaners around each other.
Tie the scarf tightly around the bauble and twist it around itself to keep it in place.Trim the scarf to a suitable length with a pair of scissors.
Trim the scarf to a suitable length with a pair of scissors.
Make the penguin by covering half of the polystyrene ball with white Foam Clay.
Attach black Foam Clay to the rest of the polystyrene ball and slightly onto the white Foam Clay, making markings like a penguin.
Push the eyes into place.
Model a beak from orange Silk Clay and push it gently onto the bauble. Make cheeks from pink Foam Clay like on the polar bear.
You may decorate the figures with a pixie hat made by modelling red Foam Clay into a small cone shape. Lightly push the pixie hat onto the top of the bauble.
Push an eye pin through a pom-pom and through the pixie hat.
Make the reindeer in the same way by first covering the polystyrene ball.
Attach a pom-pom for the nose with a pin.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half, bend it to make antlers as illustrated in the photo.
Twist one end of the antler around itself.
Push the antlers into the bauble.
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