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05-Feb-20

Celluclay

Directions

1. Read and follow directions on the celluclay package.

2. Cover your work area with newspaper.

3. Measure 1 cup dry celluclay, put into the Ziploc bag, add ½ cup of warm water, push out as much air as possible then close the bag. Knead the celluclay and water until smooth. If it’s too dry add a little more water, too wet add a little dry celluclay.

4. Cover the Styrofoam egg with celluclay, approx. 1/8” thick. Set aside until no longer sticky to touch.

5. Make a cone shape for the hat, press it to the small end of the egg, shape it, and bend it until you like the shape.

6. To make the beard, first shape it out of celluclay (see pattern), then press it onto the face, use the round end of a paintbrush to create texture in the beard.

7. Make a celluclay snake about ½” thick for the hat fur, press it onto the egg around the bottom of the hat. Again use the round end of a paint brush to create texture in the fur.

8. To make the mustache, first shape it out of celluclay (see pattern), then press it onto the face. Use a toothpick to create the lines and texture in the mustache. Use the round end of a paintbrush to pull down the celluclay right in the center and below the mustache to create the mouth and lip.

9. Set Santa aside until no longer sticky, this just makes it easier to handle.

10. Shape a nose out of celluclay, press it to the face slightly overlapping the mustache. Make 2 small balls and press them to the face above the nose creating the eyes. Set aside until dry before painting.

11. Paint the hat red, paint the face, lip and eyes flesh tone. Paint the fur, beard and mustache white. Dry brush the cheeks and inside the mouth with coral paint. Dot the cheeks white with the round end of a paintbrush. Highlight inside the mouth white.

12. Paint the eyes white, dot with blue, dot again white, outline the eyes with black.

13. Dry brush the beard gray.

14. Put clear liquid beadz on the hat, you do not need to cover the hat just put on enough so that they catch the light and sparkle. Let dry, glue pom-pom to the tip of the hat.

15. Make a starter hole for the eye screw with a drill or an awl, dip the eye screw in glue, screw into the top of the hat, let dry and run the ribbon through the eye screw, tie to create a hanger.