Make a Tube Sock Snowman
There’s one thing most kids can’t get enough of – soft, huggable critters to keep them company in bed. This snowman is easy to make, fun to decorate, and makes a great indoor companion when the wind is howling outside.
What You Need:
- 1 large white tube sock
- Clean rags
- White string
- 1 spare colorful child’s sock, any color
- Permanent markers in assorted colors
- 3 buttons
- Fabric glue
What to Do:
- First, stuff the tube sock as full as you can with shredded rags. The stuffing will compress with time, so it’s a good idea to “overstuff” now.
- Cut the string into three equal pieces and divide the snowman into three equal sections vertically. You can measure with a ruler and mark the spots with a pencil if you want it to be exact, but it isn’t necessary. Now, tie the first piece of string tightly around the bottom third and knot, creating the bottom “snowball.” Repeat a bit further up for the middle section. Finally, tie a string around the top snowball, closing the stuffing firmly inside, and double-knot. Don’t worry if a bit of sock is gathered at the top.
- Cut the toe section off the colorful sock and set aside the rest. Roll up the hem of the toe section. This is the snowman’s hat. Pull it firmly over the top of the snowman’s head, hiding the extra material gathered at the top.
- Cut a long section vertically from the colorful sock, creating a scarf to tie around the snowman’s neck.
- Use the permanent markers to draw a face on the snowman.
- Use fabric glue to attach three buttons down the snowman’s front, and let dry before playing with him.
Your child will have one more stuffed friend to add to the pile – and this one won’t melt when spring comes!