How to create a miniature surfboard using polymer clay

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31 March 2022
Continuing her beach scene series, Candy Chappill shows you how to make a miniature surfboard using polymer clay to accompany your dolls house or miniature scene.

It's time to go with the flow and make your own miniature surfboard! Just download the template below and follow the six simple step-by-step instructions... Surfs up!

Psst... why not stage your surfboards to be propped up against the miniature beach hut?

Miniature surfboard using polymer clay tutorial

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You will need 

  • Polymer clay
  • 2mm spacers
  • 3mm spacers
  • Roller
  • Needle/scalpel
  • Baking method
  • Sandpaper
  • Dry rub on decal paper
  • Doming resin
  • Superglue

Download template


1. Roll out some polymer clay using 3mm spacer sets, cut around the surfboard template using a needle or scalpel.

Miniature surfboard step 1

2. Repeat step one, but with 2mm spacers, and use the surfboard fin template. Try choosing another polymer clay colour here for a modern contrasting look.

Miniature surfboard step 2

This project originally featured in the April 2015 issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene. Pick up a digital copy of the magazine, or subscribe for year-round inspiration straight to your door or digital device! 

3. Make both polymer clay pieces. Bake in an oven at 130°C for 30 minutes. Once cooled, use a piece of sandpaper to take off the rough edges.

Miniature surfboard step 3

4. Print your chosen design onto some dry rub on decal paper. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to apply it to your polymer.

Miniature surfboard step 4

5. Using some doming resin, mix two parts A to one part B, and carefully pour onto the surfboard. Start with a small amount, and ease the resin to the edges. Once all the edges are found, top up the middle, but be careful not to flood it.

Miniature surfboard step 5

6. Using superglue, apply your fin to the back of your surfboard.

Miniature surfboard step 6

Ready to surf some gnarly waves?! Now that you have completed this tutorial, learn how to make a miniature windmill...

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