This adorable snowman never melts—in fact, it stays warm all through the winter because it’s wrapped in a sock! Show your child what to do with that lone sock that’s missing its match by turning it into a cute, personalized snowman. With a few great decorations, it makes a great gift or centerpiece for the holidays.
What You Need:
- White sock
- 2 Styrofoam balls
- Craft knife
- Blue felt
- Red yarn
- Red ribbon
- Buttons in various sizes and colors
- Googly eyes
What You Do:
- Help your child shave off a small part of each styrofoam ball with a craft knife, so they can stand without rolling around.
- Push a toothpick down the center of one of the styrofoam balls. Push the other ball onto the toothpick so they are attached together. This is the snowman’s body!
- Have your child stick the snowman into a sock, and wrap the remaining sock around the back of both of the styrofoam ball shapes and back over the head to create a hat for the snowman.
- Place a few dots of glue under the rim of the hat to hold it in place.
- Cut off a piece of ribbon and tie it around the snowman’s neck to create a scarf.
- Glue three buttons on the chest of the snowman.
- Glue two googly eyes on the snowman’s face.
- Glue on a button nose.
- Glue a smile of buttons for your snowman.
- Cut a square of blue felt for a hat. Roll the felt into a cone shape and glue it in place on the top of the head.
- Glue a pompom at the tip of the snowman’s hat, or make a fringe with yarn if you don’t have a pompom.
- Cut a piece of red yarn and glue it right under the hat and above the brim to add a finishing touch!