I really like "Snowman Kits". The one in the picture to the left can be built. The link will take you to the blog of the creator who made these at a social get to-gether. This is a great idea for a snow themed party as well. I have yet to get to do this but the basic idea is to make all the pieces you'll need for your snowman with sculpey clay, insert dowel rods and bake. This is a great idea though I would really like to sit down and make several kits for my family so that we can mix and match! Here's a recipe for homemade sculpey clay (should have known I'd find one!):
- 2 cups cornstarch
Combine cornstarch and baking soda in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in cold water, slowly. The mixture should be smooth.
Stir constantly while the mixture thickens. It should resemble instant mashed potatoes. Dump the clay onto a clean counter or plate. Cover with a damp towel.
Knead the mixture when it is warm or cooled. Add food color or dye at this stage if desired. Work the color into all parts of the clay for an all-over color or partially for a two-toned design. The clay is now ready to be shaped and then baked in the oven.