CraftSmart® Sled Ornament
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CraftSmart® Sled Ornament

Create your own Christmas sled ornament using polymer clay and your creativity!

Designed by Britta Lautenschlager courtesy of Polyform.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • CraftSmart┬« Polymer Clay - White, Black, Yellow, Brown, Orange, Light Blue, Bright Green, Green, Beige and Purple
  • Sculpey┬« Clay Tool Starter Set
  • Clay Conditioning Machine
  • Ruler
  • Clay-Dedicated Baking Sheet
  • Ornament Hook

Project Instructions

Knead clay for two minutes. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130° C) for 15 minutes per ¼" (6mm) of thickness. Do not use in microwave oven. Do not exceed the above temperatures or recommended baking time. Baking should be completed by an adult. Wash hands after use.

Make 1¼" x 1¼" light blue flat triangle for body. Make two ½" wide x 1¼" high light blue teardrops and press on body for arms. Make two ½" x ¾" bright green flat teardrops and cut mitten thumbs. Press mittens on bottoms of arms. Make two ½" wide x 1¼" bright green teardrops and press on body for legs. Make two ¾" x ½" ovals and press on leg bottoms for shoes.

Make 1" beige flat circle and press on body for head. Make several brown small snakes and press on forehead for hair. Make 1¼" x 1¼" yellow flat triangle and press on head for hat. Bend top of triangle over. Make 1¾" long yellow flat log and press on hat bottom for brim. Press in lines with blade tool. Make ¼" white ball and press on hat point for pom pom. Make two black tiny balls and press on for eyes. Make 1/8" beige ball and press on for nose. Use needle tool to press in mouth.

With clay conditioning machine on #1 (thickest) setting, make yellow sheet. Using ruler and blade tool, cut ¼" x 2" and ¼" x 1" strips for scarf. Press short strip across neck. Fold remaining strip in half and use cutting blade to make fringe. Press fold on neck strip to make scarf.

Make second sledder as in Steps 3-5, with orange body, green mittens, and 2½" green log for pants.

With clay conditioning machine on #1 setting, make brown sheet. Cut 2½" x 5½" rectangle for sled. Use needle tool to press in lengthwise lines. Lay brown sheet, lines side down, on baking sheet. Position two sledders as shown, and curl front of sled up over green legs. Make 4" long brown thin snake and position on front of sled for handle. Using needle tool, poke hole in top of sled for ornament hook.

Bake at 275°F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Add ornament hook.



Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces.

Always use a clay-dedicated baking sheet for your clay projects.

Oven should only be used by and adult.