Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Frosty the Snowman for kids to make

As you probably are aware, I grow up in New England and now that I live in Texas the only thing I miss about snow is making snowman. Here are some more wonder snowman for kids to make indoors.

Eco-Friendly Frosty Ornament

Make this cute snowman ornament with recycled items you already have. from Parents Magazine.

 Materials:  3 white jar lids (approximately 11/2", 2", and 2 1/2" in diameter); Scissors; Cotton batting; Felt (white, black, orange, red, light green, and dark green); Hot-glue gun; Black bottle top and String

Hot-glue the white jar lids edge to edge, in size order. Glue a slight mound of batting on the inside of each lid.
From felt, cut two white and two black circles for eyes, an orange circle for the nose, a red semicircle for the mouth, and three dark-green circles for buttons.
Glue all of the elements in place.
Cut a 1/2" x 8" strip of light-green felt and fringe the ends. Wrap it around the snowman's "neck" and glue to secure.
Glue the bottom edge of the bottle top to the center of a 1 1/2" black felt circle, then glue hat to the top of the smallest lid.

Glue a loop of string to the top of the ornament to hang.

Build-Your-Own Snowman

Materials:  8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of card stock or heavy paper; Craft knife and scissors; Glue stick; Card stock in white, black, and orange; 7- by 1/2-inch piece of red felt; 6-inch piece of embroidery floss or string; 6 large black seed beads; Snack-size Ziploc bag; Clear tape; A9 or 6- by 9-inch envelope







Fold the 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of card stock in half widthwise. Open the card and use a craft knife to cut a 6- by 3-inch rectangle from the front of the card (leaving a 1 1/4-inch border). If you like, glue the cutout inside the card, opposite the window, as we did below.

Cut 3 white circles, a hat (ours is 1 1/2 inches wide at the brim), and a 3/4-inch-long carrot from the card stock. (For easier cutting, use our templates.) Fringe the ends of the red felt strip and tie the floss or string into a loop.

Place all these parts plus the beads into the Ziploc bag, seal it, and tape it behind the window. Finally, add a message letting recipients know that a little glue is all it takes to put together their ornament.

Craft-Stick Snow Clan Holiday Ornaments

Materials: Wide craft sticks or tongue depressors; Wooden craft spoons; White craft paint; Colored felt, beads, pipe cleaners, mini pom-poms, twigs, markers; Craft glue and Ribbon


Paint the craft sticks, or tongue depressors, and wooden craft spoons with white paint and let dry. (If you're preparing for a party, paint them the night before to cut out the drying time.)
Once you've got that white snowy base, let the kids plunge into the felt, beads, pipe cleaners, mini pom-poms, twigs, and markers to create a snow person self-portrait, or a whole snow clan complete with family pet. After the glue has dried, add the artist's name and the date to the back of the ornament and glue on a loop of ribbon to hang it on the tree.

Snowman Garland

Decorate your doorways or mantels with this shimmering snowman garland.

Materials:  white paper; white glitter glue with sparkles and scissors

Cut out the snowmen from white paper and paint with white glitter glue for extra sparkle.

Share your ideas on this or anything here on the blog either here or e-mail me at stipple@verizon.net.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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