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sparkle crafts: snowman mug buddies

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Free Sledding,” Martin and Sylvia enjoy an afternoon sledding. Is there snow where you are? Whether or not you are surrounded by wintry white, these mug buddies are a festive way to celebrate the winter season.

You Will Need

Polymer Clay (FIMO or Sculpey) – White, Orange and Black

What To Do

Start by separating the package of clay into three smaller chunks – small, medium and large.

Using your hands, gently roll the clay into balls.

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Gently press the largest ball onto the side of a mug.

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Once you have a good-sized indentation in the bottom of the largest ball, and it rests snug and sturdy on the edge, remove it from the side of the mug.

Add the medium and small balls to the top of the large ball gently but firmly. You want to make sure that you preserve the shape of the indentation.

Using the black and orange clay, decorate your snowman.

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Following the package instructions, bake your snowman to cure and dry the clay.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

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Brew a cup of tea or hot cocoa, fill your mug and set your mug buddy on the rim! Enjoy!

Explore More & Make Connections

What items do you usually use to build a snowman with? Do you think you could use any of those items to make your mug buddy?

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About the Author

Danielle Reiner
Sparkle Crafts Blogger

Danielle Reiner describes herself as a creative, a maker, and a mama. At the heart of her story is creativity, though that hasn’t always been the case. She rediscovered her deeply hidden creativity early in adulthood – with a ball of yarn and a couple of knitting needles – and hasn't stopped since. Danielle also runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Andrea Folsom.

About the Author

Andrea Folsom
Sparkle Crafts Blogger

Andrea Folsom describes herself as a writer, editor, creative maker, and eternal optimist. She is passionate about learning and sharing new creative techniques, making beautiful spaces, and talking about the social-emotional benefits of creativity and art. She runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Danielle Reiner.


About the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Series

Saturdays are special days for our creative brother and sister. From enormous art projects in their own backyard to “explorers” adventures up Mooseberry mountain; from mornings of quiet building along the creek, to whole-family canning adventures in the kitchen, the children find fun and inspiration at every turn. Each story is accompanied by a CRAFT or PROJECT inspired by the story, and a PRINTABLE PROJECT PAGE for more creative fun.