Step-by-step, you can make this Pastel Paper Clay Snowman

It’s no surprise that artist and designer Rebekah Meier can create this Pastel Paper Clay Snowman. I mean, she has mad, crazy skills, right? But I assure you, you can make this Paper Clay Snowman, too. Rebekah shares easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that walk you through the process. Take it step-by-step and you can make your own Paper Clay Snowman this weekend. (Don’t miss Rebekah’s Vintage, Felted Snowman, too.)

There's a step-by-step tutorial for this snowman on You can do it!

To make a Pastel, Paper Clay Snowman, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 4” egg
    • 1 ½” ball
    • Two, 4” discs
  • Paper clay, 1 block (Rebekah used Creative Paperclay®)
  • Acrylic craft paint: Warm white, black and country red
  • Powdered blush
  • Scrapbook paper, 12” x 12”
  • Crepe paper roll in pink
  • Silver beads, four 8mm
  • Silver chenille stem
  • Silver metallic ribbon, 1/8”
  • Small, glittered snowflake
  • Crystal glitter
  • Clear sealer (Rebekah used Krylon® Acrylic Crystal Clear)
  • Glitter glue
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; decorative edge scissors; paintbrush; round toothpicks; acrylic roller; fine sandpaper; paper towels; button thread & needle

To make a Pastel, Paper Clay Snowman:

1. Twist together the 1-1/2” ball and narrow end of the egg to create a snug fit. Insert a toothpick between the two pieces and glue together.

This is the sweetest snowman! Tutorial on

Once the snowman is covered in a thin layer of paper clay, you’ll form the eyes and nose, and add the arms.

2. Cover the body with clay:

  • Roll the paper clay into a thin sheet with the acrylic roller. Completely cover the snowman body in clay.
  • Using your fingers, create two small indentations at each eye area.
  • Roll a small, pea size ball for the nose, and press onto the face.
  • Roll two, 3” logs for the arms. Press and blend the arms in place.
  • Wet fingers and smooth out all seams so the body is smooth and seamless.
  • Let dry completely.

3. Sand surface with fine sandpaper. Wipe away dust with damp paper towel.

4. Paint snowman warm white. Lightly blush each cheek. Dip end of paintbrush handle in black paint and add black dots for eyes and mouth. Paint nose red.

Close up detail of Pastel Paper Clay Snowman.

Dip the end of the paintbrush handle in the paint to add the black dots.

5. Glue together the two, 4” discs for the base. Wrap and glue a paper strip around the outside edge. Trace around the disc on paper and cut out the circle with decorative edge scissors. Glue decorative circle to the bottom of the base.

6. Fold in half a 36” length of pink crepe paper. Hand stitch along the edge and gently pull the thread to gather. Place ruffle around the neck, and gather to fit. Knot thread. Tie silver metallic ribbon around the neck of the snowman.

7. Cut a ¼” strip from pink crepe paper and glue to the front of snowman. Glue on silver beads.

8. Make the hat:

  • Roll into a cylinder a 12” x 1” strip of scrapbook paper and secure with glue.
  • Brim: Trace a circle slightly larger than a quarter onto paper. Cut out circle with decorative edge scissors.
  • Top: Trace around top of hat, and cut out circle. Glue to top of hat.
  • Glue brim to hat.
  • Glue hat onto the snowman’s head.

9. Glue tinsel trim around the base of the snowman.

10. Glue snowflake to the front of the base.

11. Spray entire snowman with a sealer and while still wet, sprinkle with glitter.

12. Apply glitter glue to each eyebrow and sprinkle with glitter.

So sweet! Designed by Rebekah Meier and the tutorial is on

Now, I’m going to brag about Rebekah Meier for a minute, because I know she won’t. Rebekah’s known for her mixed media collage and fiber arts, and is a published author and nationally recognized teacher, too. At the CHA Show last week, Rebekah introduced her new line of gorgeous mandala stencils. Congratulations, Rebekah! Please go visit Rebekah and be inspired!

It’s Friday (hooray!) and I can’t wait to wrap up my work day and try out few new Valentine’s Day crafts. If they work out, I’ll share them with you soon. What are you making this weekend?

Happy crafting.


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15 Responses to Step-by-step, you can make this Pastel Paper Clay Snowman

  1. Michael Moorman says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. Can’t wait to try it. Craft on!!!

  2. Kathryn says:

    So far there is not one I haven’t OOOO’D and AWWW’D about, but. I do have favorites because
    I cant make them all. I hve a question, is there a way to copy and print the couple I would like
    to make? THK’s💁🏻

    • Sharon says:

      Yes, you can print the instructions. At the end of my post, under my signature, you’ll see the little buttons for sharing to Pinterest, Facebook, etc. The very last button on the right is a printer icon. Click on that and you should be able to print the page. Let me know how it goes, and keep us posted on your snowman crafting! Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Arlene says:

    Making this cute snowman right now! Love him!

  4. CraftyB says:

    So cute. Love the snowman’s face.

  5. OMG! This is stunning!! I am going to have to give this a try!!! I am also going to share this with my neighbor who is a teacher and is always looking for projects to do with her class for a treat!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. Birgit says:

    I love the vintage look of this snowman — adorable! 🙂

  7. ColleenB. - Texas says:

    OMG. He is Absolutely Adorable
    thank you

  8. LisaM6 says:

    Love the snowman. Will head over to visit Rebekah site. Can’t wait to see what you have instore for valentines day. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Lisa, Do check out Rebekah’s site, she’s amazing and her work is gorgeous. And as a teacher, she makes it so accessible. I have one V-Day project done and another one half finished. Love how they’re turning out! Hooray! I hope you’re having a good weekend, too. Sharon

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