These snowflakes are a relaxing project to do with older children or with friends, but they’re also kind of nice to work on by yourself! It was fun digging through all of my small shape cutters and finding different combinations that would work to make interesting designs.
I love to hang these on my windows with suction cup hooks and very fine gold thread. If the light shines on them they sparkle, and if they’re back-lit the silhouettes are pretty.
Here’s another tip: If you’re going to make spirals or scrolls, make one first, then gently unroll it and measure it. Cut five more clay pieces to that length and they all should end up being the same size.
If any of the shaped bits fall off after baking, which may happen since they are so small, just use a little dab of super glue to stick them back into place.
Also, I didn’t mention it in the video, but if you use a mat like mine with the blue printed lines, make sure to design your snowflake on the side without lines. You may have noticed in the video when I flipped one of my snowflakes over that it had blue marks on it. My lines came right off onto the clay, oops!
There are so many different combinations that you can make, the possibilities are endless. Don’t forget that you can also brush portions or the entirety of your snowflakes with mica powders. Perfect Pearl would be a great color, or perhaps a pale blue like Interference Blue would be pretty. You could even cover these with flocking powder after baking for a really interesting look. Have fun creating and designing!
Tools and Materials:
- 60 degree angle or snowflake template (or just do an image search, there are lots out there, even Star Wars and Tardis snowflakes!)
- Approximately 8 x 10 sheet of glass, such as from a picture frame
- Polymer clay in colors of your choice I used Opal, Pearl & White Gold Glitter
- Clay extruder (I have the Czechtruder, which is awesome, but most others with a crank handle are good, too.)
- Pasta machine or acrylic roller (If you thinking about getting a pasta machine, you MUST first check out Ginger Davis Allman’s series “What’s the Best Pasta Machine For Polymer Clay?)
- Shape cutters such as Sculpey cutter sets and Kemper cutters
- Ball tools
- Clay blade
If you like making snowflakes out of polymer clay, here are a couple other tutorials with very different methods:
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Sparkling Snowflakes-Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments Series-2016 video at YouTube.