I don’t think there’s any Mom out there who hasn’t hummed ‘Let it Go’ in her sleep – that’s the kind of extensive reach the movie Frozen had! Although it hit the screens three years ago, it’s popularity hasn’t been dulled in the least bit. With merchandise, licensed sets, party themes and costumes, Frozen is here to stay! And as one of the most popular characters in the movie and the star of the main song, Queen Elsa is not going anywhere either. Today, she’s decided to visit our blog, in the form of this adorable Frozen Elsa Polymer Clay Craft Tutorial.
Adorable Frozen Elsa Polymer Clay Craft
- Polymer Clay in light blue, white, beige/tan, yellow and black
- Petroleum jelly
- A plastic sheet or nonstick mat
- Clay modeling tools ( optional)
- Acrylic paints in black and red
1. We start with Elsa’s face. Take a small piece of tan colored clay and shape it into a circular disc.
2. Use the black clay and paints to make the eyes and smile.
3. Use a toothpick (cut it if it’s too long) and insert it at the bottom of the face. Push it in deep so that it’s strongly connected. Cut off any excess.
4. Take a tiny piece of tan clay and shape a small neck at the base of the face, around the toothpick.
It’s time to make Elsa’s dress.
5. With a piece of blue clay, shape the top part of Elsa’s dress. Smoothen out the edges to make it symmetrical at the top and bottom.
6. Roll out a piece of blue clay into a flat rectangle. Pleat it gently at the top end to make the skirt portion of the dress.
7. Fix the two parts of the dress together as shown. Make all the seams blend into each other. You can attach another piece of blue clay at the back of the dress to hold the two parts together.
8. Roll out two thin sticks from blue clay for Elsa’s arms. Fix these to either side of her shoulders.
9. Pinch out two tiny pieces of tan clay, making sure they’re of the same size. Roll them into tiny ovals and fix them to the ends of Elsa’s arms. Let the hands rest on the skirt without getting blended into it.
10. Now it’s time for the hair. Make a thin disc out of the yellow clay, slightly larger than Elsa’s head.
11. Fix the hair piece to the back of the head, covering it completely.
12. Take out more yellow clay, and roll out slightly thick rod shapes. You’ll need about 7-8.
13. One by one, fix the yellow hair bits to the head, starting from the lower ends, and working your way to the top. Finish when the head is completely covered. Blend the seams so that there are no ‘bald’ patches showing.
14. To make the plait, make some more yellow rods from clay and arrange them to form a braid. Blend the seams gently so that they stay connected without losing shape.
15. Fix the braid to one side of Elsa’s head, with one end at the base of her neck and the other end in front, resting on her dress.
16. Finally, roll out a thin rectangle of white clay. Pleat it gently at one end and fix this to the back of Elsa’s shoulders to make the cape. Bend the cape slightly to one side so it spreads out.
Your Frozen Elsa is ready! There are a number of things you can do with her – make her a pencil topper, a magnet or simply leave her on your desk to admire all day long. If you have a friend who’s a Frozen fan, you can also gift this to her – it’s sure to leave her delighted!
About our Guest Blogger – Vanitha Senthil
I am Vanitha, a homemaker, and a mom to two kids. Briefly worked for a software company but after kids were born I decided to give my whole attention to them. I started clay modeling as a hobby after discovering the amazing things that can be done with cold porcelain. With encouragement from my husband and friends started a Facebook page and posted my creations. I sell them too. I make small custom figurines and cartoon characters as fridge magnets. Here is the link to my pagehttps://www.facebook.com/veequillsandclay/