#001 Santa Claus Magnet
#001 – Santa Claus Magnet
or Christmas Ornament
Clay Casting Project

An easy project for kids of all ages!


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#001 – Santa Claus

   

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Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#001 – Santa Claus
Clay* - we used Creative Paperlay® which air dries to a paintable pure white (no oven needed)
1 clay casting* - #001 – Santa Claus (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
1 2" round cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board (fine grit)
Acrylic primer (optional)
Acrylic clear varnish (optional)
Acrylic paints: red, ivory, white, black, gold, peach, pink
Tacky glue or hot glue
Optional: 1 magnet (from a craft store) or 1 piece jute string, fishing line, or ribbon 8" long (or longer if desired) for hanger

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Instructions:

1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting using cookie cutter. If you are going to make an ornament, use toothpick to poke a hole in the top (see How to Make a Hole). Let dry.
2.   Sand rough edges smooth.
3.  Optional: Apply primer and let dry.
4.  Apply ivory paint to background and let dry. Apply red to Santa's suit and hat, black to boots belt, gloves and eyes. Apply peach to face, pink to cheeks and nose, white to cap, suit, and hair, letting paint dry between colors.
5.  Optional:  Apply a coat of varnish for permanence. Note: Varnish will leave a more glossy finish.
5.  Use hot glue to attach magnet to back, or for ornament, attach hanger.


Magnet designed and created by Maggie Montgomery.
Photograph by David Montgomery




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