Wow! Sure seems like I haven’t posted anything in FOR-EV-ER! Sorry about that—but you know how it goes=]
I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was so nice. Just a little (BIG) dinner over at my mom’s house. It was a little weird because my Dad and my youngest sister were in India with the group Youth Making a Difference (an awesome organization that helps orphaned children— you should check out their site!!!). So our Thanksgiving group was a little small this year, but we still had a lot of fun, and there were lots of leftover rolls so I was very happy.
After dinner we got to make these adorable little snowmen. When I was younger we made some using much larger blocks of wood, but I absolutely love how they look using these smaller blocks-plus I loved that this craft was easy enough for my 3 year old daughter to be able to participate.
First: Get a block of wood. Any ol’ size will do. You can make these itty bitty or GIGANTIC! And either way they will turn out super cute!
Then: Paint it.
Next: You are going to need a hat and a scarf. These are easy to make out of scrap pieces of fleece. Simply cut a strip out and add fringe for the scarf and for the hat, make a tube that will fit around the top of your wood block…
flip your tube so the sewn edge is on the inside, and roll one side up…
Then tie a piece of yarn (or ribbon) around the top of the hat and cut some fringe:
Then: Place your hat and scarf on your snowman paint some eyes, a mouth and some buttons. (Tip: If you dip the wrong end of your paintbrush in paint you can use that to make perfectly round eyes and buttons) Hot glue on a stick for a nose (and arms if you want them).
Another Tip: If you want a little extra strength for your snowman’s arms just glue a small stick under each arm and then you can hide it with the scarf.
And it is as easy as that. And I just love how each one has it’s own personality!
This next picture is of the snowmen my daughter and I made. I can’t believe how well my 3 year old did on hers! I think she must have some crafty blood running through her veins=) I haven’t been able to stop looking at it because it is so adorable!
Happy Snowman Painting!!! And as always, feel free to send me a pic if you make one because I would LOVE to see it!