Learn how to make a Santa Claus Mobile
- Activa Activ-Clay 1 LB White
- Sculpey Clay Tool Set
- Fishing Line or String
- Baby Powder
- Hobby Paints
- Paint Brushes
- Rolling Pin
STEP 1 Enlarge pattern to desired size. Click on image to view printable page. Resize image with your printers properties menu.
STEP 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.
STEP 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.
STEP 4 Using your clay cutting knife or plastic knife, cut out shapes. Smooth all edges with wet fingers.
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.
STEP 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.
STEP 7 Cut a length of ribbon long enough to hang mobile. Tie one side to each of Santa's mittens.
STEP 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.
STEP 9 Find a great spot to hang your Santa Claus Mobile up!