Fight the winter blues with your family by making fun snowman crafts together. These two crafts are sure to please not only the kids, but everyone in the family!
A snowman jar is a craft that even very young children can help with. Use them for table decorations or gather a family of them under the Christmas tree until the presents are delivered.
Scrunch up several pieces of tissue paper and fill the jar completely. Place the sock over the mouth of jar. Use a few glue dots to keep it in place if needed. Glue on the eyes. Use one of the red pompoms as the nose and shape several of the small black pompoms into a smile for the mouth. Cut a 1 1/2-inch strip from the long side of the felt and make a few short cuts in each end to create fringe. Attach the felt to the bottom of the jar to serve as the snowman’s scarf. Glue the remaining red pompom onto the end of sock and your snowman is ready to display.
Snowman bookmarks are suited for just about all crafting levels. Skilled crafters can add fine detail and additional embellishments while children can stick to the basics. They can also double as nametags for holiday gifts.
For the snowman’s body, cut a 2-inch by 5-inch rectangle from white card stock. Cut a 2-inch circle and 3/8-inch by 2-inch rectangle – both from the same color (not white) for a hat. The scarf requires two small rectangles, one is 1/2 inch by 3 inch and the other is 1/2 inch by 1 inch.
Glue the rectangular piece of the hat onto the end of a white body. Glue the circle into place, securing the bottom half on the back of the body. Punch a hole in the top of the hat with the 1/8-inch punch. Thread a 4-inch piece of white cord through the hole. Tie a knot in the back and another knot approximately 1 inch from the top of the hat. String on a few small pony beads and tie a knot at the end of the beds to keep them in place. Trim off excess cord.
Glue the long scarf piece across the back of the body and fold the extra inch toward the front, angling it downward slightly. Glue it in place. Glue the short piece at an upward angle to give the scarf an illusion of movement. Make a few snips on each end for fringe.
Use the 1/4-inch hole punch to make dots for eyes, a smile or other decorative elements. Highlight details with colored markers, glitter pens or dimensional stickers.