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A small Santa Claus made of clay

Posted by Julia K. from Germany, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Julia K.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, I formed a small but thick ball.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 2
    Step 2

    On the first ball I've set a smaller ball as the head.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now I formed a beard and pressed it to his head.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 4
    Step 4

    As I rolled the clay back and forth I formed a sort of small "sausage", which I've pressed as a mustache on his beard.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you have to shape the cap, which is a little bit difficult. It is important that it has a slight bend above.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put a small ball as a bobble on top.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 7
    Step 7

    Makes a new "sausage" as a fur trim for the hat.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 8
    Step 8

    The same thing you are doing for the mantle on the ground.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 9
    Step 9

    Still 2 buttons for the coat to make.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 10
    Step 10

    If clay is left, you can form different things. For example, a gift or the sack of Santa Claus.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Little Santa Claus - Step 11
    Step 11

    My clay dries on air, so I now must wait a day. But if it is dry, you can paint the figure. :)

    DONE!

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