Monday, December 18, 2017

How to Make a Gingerbread Man with Creative Paperclay®

This is my last Christmas craft for the season, a cute little gingerbread man!

It is a simple tutorial, great for any level!

Supplies needed:

Creative Paperclay®
Template of gingerbread man (see below)
1/2" piece of craft wire
small pliers
3 tiny buttons
Assorted ribbons
Brown acrylic paint (I used Americana Multi-surface Paint: Brown Sugar)
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Red acrylic paint
Chalk pastels
Black gel pen
Spray Varnish
sculpting tools
Sand Paper
craft knife

Transfer to thin cardboard and cutout.

Step 1

Transfer template to thin cardboard such as a cereal box and cutout.

Step 2

Roll out clay no less than 1/4" thick.

Step 3

Place gingerbread template on clay and cut out.

Step 4

Smooth edges with water.

Step 5
Make a hook with craft wire and press into top of gingerbread man. Set aside to dry.

Step 6

Add clay for the cheeks and a tummy. Smooth and set aside to dry.

Step 7

Sand if needed and apply a coat of gesso.

Step 8

Paint your gingerbread man brown.

Step 9

When dry, draw on face and paint.

Step 10

Use chalk pastels to add cheeks.

Step 11

Outline the eyes with a pen.

Step 12

Add a dot of white acrylic paint to the eye.

Step 13

Spray with varnish and let dry.

Step 14

Stick on the buttons.

Step 14

Add ribbon.

Step 15

Hang on your tree!

You can also follow along in the video below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting!

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