Santa Claus Mobile

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04-Feb-20

Modeling Clay

OVERVIEW

Learn how to make a Santa Claus Mobile

Supplies

  • Activa Activ-Clay 1 LB White
  • Sculpey Clay Tool Set
  • Ribbon
  • Fishing Line or String
  • Water
  • Baby Powder
  • Pencil
  • Hobby Paints
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brushes
  • Printer
  • Rolling Pin

Directions

Santa_Mobile_cutoutsSTEP 1  Enlarge pattern to desired size.  Click on image to view printable page.  Resize image with your printers properties menu.

Cutout_PatternSTEP 2  Cut out each pattern with your scissors and set aside.  In this project blog, we are using a star, a rectangle to represent a wrapped Christmas present and a candy cane.  Feel free to design your own shapes.

rolling_the_claySTEP 3  Roll out Activ-Clay with a rolling pin until about 1/2" thick and long enough to fit your patterns.

TIP:  Lightly dust your work surface with baby powder to allow easy handling.

Cutting_shapesSTEP 4  Using your clay cutting knife or plastic knife, cut out shapes.  Smooth all edges with wet fingers.

piercing_hole STEP 5  Pierce holes close to the top of each shape about 1/8" in diameter using a pencil tip or whatever else is on-hand.  Pierce holes in Santa Claus's beard, arms and mittens.  Set your creations in safe place and allow them to dry. 

painting_suppliesSTEP 6  Paint and decorate!

TIP:  Paint one side first and allow to dry.  Then, paint the other side with the same or slightly different pattern.  Shapes are meant to spin around on string.

santa_mobile_ribbonSTEP 7  Cut a length of ribbon long enough to hang mobile.  Tie one side to each of Santa's mittens.

fishing-lineSTEP 8  Cut different lengths of string or fishing line for your creations to dangle on.  Tie one end to Santa and the other to each of your sculpted shapes.

santa_mobile_finalSTEP 9  Find a great spot to hang your Santa Claus Mobile up!