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Materials Needed:
  • Smooth tile to work on
  • Potato Peeler
  • Piece of aluminum foil 6x6 inches.
  • Black beads nr. 011
  • Toothpicks
  • Clayshaper or Sculpting Tool
  • Thick needle
  • Fimo: red, green, flesh, black and white
See Main Picture for Illustrations of the Steps

Body - #1 and #2

Make a 1" cone out of aluminum foil and cover it with a red piece of Fimo clay. Pierce the topside (making a small hole) with a needle. You will be placing the toothpick here later on.

Legs - #3

Make a 2" by ½" long worm from the red clay, and cut this in half for the two legs. Before you fasten the cut side of the leg to the body, press a slightly flattened white ball (3a) against the bottom. Here you will make a hole with the toothpick for the slippers. Slippers are made of two even oval balls, that are kneaded into shape and fastened to the legs. Make two incisions in the hollow of the knees. Bend the legs into shape and fasten to the body.

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Coat - #4 and #4a

Now you make a lap for the coat out of red Fimo. Fasten this to the body halfway down. Wash your hands and roll out a string, made of white clay - this will become the trimming. Drape the fur trim around the front and bottom of the coat, press flat around the area for the belt. Roll out a string of black clay, flatten it and lay around the baby's waist for the belt.

Arms and Hands - #5

Make a 2" long worm from red clay ( a bit less thick than ½"). Cut this in half through the center. Fashion a white (slightly flattened) little ball, fasten this to the bottom of the arms and pierce a small hole for the hands. Sculpt the hands and fasten. Make two cuts in the elbows, bend the arms into shape and fasten.

Body - #5a

Make the collar with an oval piece of clay. Lay the fur trim around and drape this over the shoulders. Stick a toothpick (which is made a little smaller) in the top part of the body and leave a minimal piece, about ½", sticking out. The head will be placed here later on.


Make a small ball a little less than 1" in diameter for the head. Press in and make a groove from ear to ear with the side of the toothpick. Make sure the head stays round. Press a tiny ball on the bottom part of the groove for the nose. The nose will be finished after you poke two holes into it with a toothpick. Poke two holes for the eyes just beneath the center, in the groove. Set the eyes (black beads) with a pin and press them a little deeper with your finger.

For the ear (Baby only has one ear due the Christmas cap), roll out a small ball, flatten it a little. Make a dent with the broad side of the toothpick or clayshaper, so that you will get the rim for the ear. Set the ear against the side of the head.

The pacifier is a red flattened ball. Attach this in the place of the mouth, and then make a strap of white clay and fasten this with a toothpick into the pacifier.

Make a hole in the bottom of the head with a needle and turn the head back and forth on the toothpick to fasten to the body.

Cap - #6

Make the cap with a red ball of clay. Press into it with one side of your thumb, so that you will have a dent to place the side of the head into. Sculpt the other side into a point. Let the cap slant on the side of the head, and finish by putting the fur trim around it. Make a hole in the point of the cap and fasten a little white ball. Make a couple of strands out of flesh Fimo clay for the hair, and fasten these so they will peek out from under baby's cap!

Other Embellishments

  • You can decorate the cap with holly and berries.
  • Give baby a Christmas present, a drum, or some other cute toy in his hands.
  • Colour the cheeks with some blush.
  • Glaze the holly and berries.

Enjoy and have fun with this workshop.I want to thank Ida Lock for translating this workshop!

Jacqueline van Hesse-Penning (Pennydolls)
©December, 2000 Text and Illustrations

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