Polymer Clay Christmas Ornament Tutorial: Santa

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5 Days FREE Polymer Clay Ornament Tutorials - Santa Claus by KatersAcres | CLICK to see how to make your own

5 Days of Ornaments:

The countdown is on with another polymer clay Christmas ornament tutorial! Are you ready for Christmas? If not, this week we’re taking 5 days to give you 5 FREE Christmas Ornament tutorials. If you missed ANY days of this ornament series so far CLICK HERE to see them all. The 5 Days of Ornaments series continues with this super simple polymer clay tutorial for a Santa Claus ornament.

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This polymer clay christmas ornament tutorial for this jolly Santa can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes. Make one or several. Use them as small gifts, stocking stuffer, or even to tie onto packages for cute doses of whimsical Christmas fun. ENJOY!

FREE Polymer Clay Christmas Ornament Tutorial

5 Days of Ornaments – Project Three, Santa Claus


  • 5 Days FREE Polymer Clay Ornament Tutorials - Santa Claus by KatersAcres | CLICK to see how to make your ownFully condition your clays for this project. Get additional help on conditioning here.
  • Using a hazelnut sized portion of luminescent skin colored clay, roll it into a ball.
  • Gently flatten this ball using the palm of your hand.
  • Add two eyes and a small nose to the clay.
  • Roll a walnut sized ball of your glistening snow color into a ball.
  • Smash it slightly with the palm of your hand.
  • Pinch small sections around the ball.
    • TIP: Leave ONE section unpinched to  “wrap” around his face as the beard.
  • Wrap this beard around your face.
  • Add a mustache from more glistening snow colored clay.
  • Make a marbled log from your scrap clays.
  • Roll them into a teardrop shape.
  • Polymer Clay Tip: Securing Eye Pins into Clay by KatersAcres | CLICK for more polymer clay tutorials, tips, & tricksPlace onto the top of Santa’s head and shape into a pleasing “hat” shape.
  • Add a thin rope of glistening snow color to seam where the hat & head connect.
  • Texture this band with a needle tool.
  • Add another small ball of glistening snow colored clay for the ball on Santa’s hat.
  • Add mica powders or blending chalks as preferred.
  • Insert an eye pin in the hat area.
  • Press the eye pin down firmly into the clay.
  • Bake in a 275 degree oven for 45 minutes (if using Premo! polymer clay).
  • Once the ornament has cooled (about an hour after baking), remove it from the oven.
  • Varnish the ornament if you choose.
  • Use as desired.
5 Days of Ornaments - FREE Polymer Clay Tutorials for Christmas by KatersAcres | CLICK to get the FREE projects starting on Day One

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4 thoughts on “Polymer Clay Christmas Ornament Tutorial: Santa

  1. You make it so much fun to create

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you’re having such a great time!

  2. Santa is so cute. Love the frozen beard

    1. Thanks Denise!

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