How to create a miniature snowman

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03 January 2023
Quick make project: Learn how to make this cute snowman, complete with icicles. Perfect for those winter months around your dolls house or miniature scene.


Set the perfect scene with Winter with this adorable snowman quick project by Candy Chappill. You could create just one, or even vary the sizes and create a whole family! 

You will need:

  • Polystyrene balls
  • Polymer clay in black
  • Straw
  • Black card
  • Artificial snow
  • Twigs
  • Drill bit
  • PVA glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Skewer
  • Sewing pins
  • Scissors and scalpel
  • Cellotape
  • Spatula
  • Making Waves by Deluxe Materials

1 Attach two polystyrene balls together by drilling into both and securing a straw with some PVA glue. So your snowman stands up, sand the bottom with some sandpaper to create a flat spot.

2 Coat your snowman with PVA glue and sprinkle on some artificial snow. Skewer the bottom to make it easier to handle.

3 Using black polymer clay, mould some eyes, buttons and a nose, and place on some sewing pins.

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4 Bake your elements as per manufacturers instructions. Once baked and cooled, apply to your snowman.

5 Using some black card, cut out a disc and black strip and assemble a hat. Again apply to a sewing pin. Using the sewing pin, carefully apply the hat to your snowman.

6. Using some twigs, select two fork shaped, and whittle the ends down to points using a scalpel. Insert into your snowman.

7. For the icicles, apply Making Waves to your snowman’s arms using a spatula. This can take a few layers to build up to the desired thickness.

Enjoyed making this? Why not have a go at this fabulous miniature penguin project! 

Inspired to turn your miniature scene into a mini winter wonderland? Why not read our handy guide to Winter containing top tips to help you achieve the look! 

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