Do you Want to Build a Snowglobe?
Like 99.9% of all little girls, my 2 and a half year old is obsessed with Frozen. What IS it with that film? I now find her singing Let it Go in her sleep (cute) and find me singing it in my head. All. Day. Long (annoying).
If you’re after a cute little Christmas Project, this is a great one to do with kiddies. Obviously it doesn’t have to be Olaf, you could just make a snowman (or The Snowman!) or use a plastic figurine instead of making one from fimo.
You Will Need:
- Polymer Clay (e.g. Fimo) in white, orange and black)
- Jam Jar
- Blue acrylic paint
- glitter & little stars
1. To make Olaf: Begin by rolling two balls of white clay and pressing together to make his body.
2. Make the head – this is probably the trickiest bit as its a weird shape – take an oval of clay and attach two smaller bits as per the image below and smooth together with your fingers.
3. Attach a little tooth and some eyeballs.
4. roll a cone of orange for the nose, some black eyes and then some eyebrows. To be honest, I slightly regretted the eyebrows. I mean, Olaf HAS eyebrows, but I think I made him look a bit worried… oh well. You can decide if you want eyebrows or not!
5. Press the head onto the body. Roll some thin strips of black for the arms and some coal buttons and press these in place. Bake as per the manufacturers instructions. When it has cooled, glue it onto the centre of the jar lid, leave to set and then paint blue.
6. Now the fun bit! Pour glitter and twinkly metal stars into the jar. Some DIY snowglobe tutorials use painted crushed eggshells for snow so you could do this, but I wanted mine to be super sparkly more than anything else.
Fill with water, then screw on the lid and glue along the edge to seal it. All done! Olaf, and his own personal snow flurry.