CraftSmart® Sleigh & Reindeer Ornament
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CraftSmart® Sleigh & Reindeer Ornament

Create your own Christmas 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, Red, Yellow, Brown, Bright Green, Green, Beige and Purple
  • Sculpey┬« Clay Tool Starter Set
  • Clay Conditioning Machine
  • Ruler
  • Clay-Dedicated Baking Sheet
  • Ornament Hooks (5)
  • Mini Jingle Bells (9)
  • Ribbon - Red
  • Super Glue

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.

With clay conditioning machine on #1 (thickest) setting, make red sheet. Cut 5½" x 3½" rectangle. Use blade tool to make sleigh shape. Smooth edges with your finger. Assemble clay extruder with medium round disk. Extrude enough yellow string to outline sleigh, make loop for reins, and make supports and runners. Follow pattern in photo. Make 1" x 1¼" purple flat rectangle. Make ¾" x 1¼" bright green flat rectangle. Make ¾" square green flat rectangle. Press rectangles on sleigh top for presents. With clay conditioning machine on #2 setting, make white sheet. Using ruler and blade tool, cut three 1/8" x 4" strips. Form strips into bows and press on presents. Using needle tool, poke holes on each end of sleigh for ornament hooks.

Make 1¼" x 2¼" brown flat teardrop for body. Bend pointed end up for neck. Make ¾" x 1¼" brown flat teardrop. Press on neck for head. Make two ¾" x ¼" diameter brown logs and press on body for legs. Make two ½" x 1½" brown flat teardrops and flatten pointed end. Bend slightly in center and press on body for legs. Make four 3/8" x ¼" black ovals and press on legs for hooves. Make ¼" x ¾" brown teardrop and press on body for tail. Make ¼" x ½" white flat teardrop and press on tail. Make ½" x 1½" tall beige flat teardrop and use blade tool to notch edge for antler. Press antler on head. Make ¼" x ½" brown flat teardrop and press on head for ear. Make 1/8" x ¼" white flat teardrop and press on ear. Make ¼" white ball and press on head for muzzle. Make ¼" x 1½" red strip and press on for collar. Make two tiny black balls and press on for nose and eye. Repeat  two more times to make three reindeer, giving one a red nose for Rudolph. Using needle tool, poke holes for ornament hooks.

Bake at 275ºF for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Use Super Glue to adhere jingle bells to reindeer collars. Tie ribbon to loop on sleigh. Glue ribbon to back of reindeer. Add ornament hooks.



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.