How to Make a Nutty Putty Angel
Christmas decs don’t have to be complicated – you can make this sweet nutty putty angel in less than an hour. Great for kids to develop their creative skills and have a go at modelling for our favourite season! Nutty putty is a modelling dough that is baked to set, and when set has a rubbery texture. It comes in amazingly bright colours and is perfect for kids!
Designed by George Pornaris at Alphabet Pie
Suitable For : children aged over six years / beginners
Time to Make : 45 mins
- 30 grams Nutty Putty (colour of your choice – for the body) – available in selected stores, and online soon
- Waxy baking sheet (Supplied with all Nutty Putty or a roll from Hobbycraft)
- Three different colours of Nutty Putty of your choice for the eyes, hair and halo.
- Small round cutter (pritt stick lid will do!)
- Nutty Putty tool
- Plastic Roller
1. Roll 20 grams (of the 30 gram Putty) in between your hands to make a sausage like shape – then pinch one end to make the angel’s body.
2. Next make a little sphere for the head. Add a smaller piece for the nose and use tool to make a hole for the mouth
Top Tip!…You can mix the colours to make the skin colour of your choice.
3. Take your final colour roll it out with the roller. Using a small round cutter make a circle. Cut a smaller circle into the middle.
Top Tip!…You can use the end of the rolling pin to cut out the middle of the halo.
4. For the wings, take appox 5 grams of Putty. Roll it out with a roller and cut out two diamond shapes with the tool. Use the tool to make little grooves. Pop the head, body, wings and the halo onto a baking sheet and into the oven.
5. Whilst these are baking you can make the hair which is a round piece of Nutty Putty (your choice of colour – we have used a mixture of red and brown) and again you can use the tool to make grooves as shown.
6. Take the head, body, wings and the halo out of the oven. Make small teardrop shapes and stick around the baked neck.
Top Tip!… You can use a little round bit of putty onto the back of the wings to stick to the body as shown.
7. Using pea sized Nutty Putty, stick the head onto the body and add tiny eyes to the head – press them flat onto the head. Stick the hair onto the back of the head followed by the halo onto the hair. Make two flat sausages for the arms and finally a coffee bean shape for the hands as shown. Put the whole thing into the oven for a final 10 mins (usually less).