Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dec. 19 - Egg Carton Snowmen





It's so easy to make a snowman. Which is probably why we have made several varieties during this crafty countdown to Christmas. The snowmen made on December 19 were made out of an egg carton, cotton balls, construction paper, and ribbon.


First I cut the egg carton apart into 4 sections with 3 cups each. Then I trimmed them down around the sides.



I gave 2 to LM, and 2 to myself.
(I find that this is a fun way to make crafts. Have 1-2  for me to make so I can show LM how to do it, and 1-2 for LM to make so he can do it himself after he sees how!)

Next, I put some glue inside and around the sides of each cup and we pulled apart some cotton balls and put them in the cups.
 

Then, I used a hole-puncher to punch out some small black circles for the eyes, mouth, & buttons. Glued those on, and then glued on a small orange triangle for the nose.

Finally, I used some gold ribbon to tie around the snowmen for scarves.
Ta da!

 Last of all, we put string through a hole in top so we could hang them on our Christmas Tree!

11 comments :

The Activity Mom said...

Clever! =)

Deborah J. Stewart said...

Those are so cute!

Laura Major said...

I've done lots of egg carton projects over the years, but I've got to say this is the best idea ever!! Joined your blog and look forward to reading more!

Megan said...

That is awesome! I definitely want to try that with my students! What a great idea!

Silja said...

great idea! i tried to do them with my daughter too (2 years). You can see our result here:
http://kastanvasikas.blogspot.com/2010/02/lumememm-ja-lumejanes.html

:)

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

My group made these snowmen today! Thanks for the idea. Ours should have had carrot noses...opps! Still cute. :)

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

Here's the link! http://shareandremember.blogspot.com/2010/12/snowmen-mittens.html

Centers and Circle Time said...

So Fun and Easy!

Lia said...

Just shared your idea on my blog, super fun!

SusieQTpies said...

Snow adorable! I'm your newest follower! I'd LOVE for you to come link this up in my Holiday Tips, Crafts & Recipes link up!

Thanks and I can't wait to look around at your other goodies!

Susie http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/12/creamy-hot-cocoa-mix.html

CSI girl said...

I love this and I always enjoy your projects.
I am looking for people to do tutorials for January and I am actually looking for new people. It will be a new year after all.
Email me if you are interesed in doing a tutorial on the CSI Projct
www.thecsiproject.com
dee@thecsiproject.com
Jan. 10th and 11th- Wnter crafts and decor- This project would be perfect and I would love to feature it on the blog.
of course, then you will have the chance to do a tutorial every month after because I will add you to the list.

Let me know!
Dee, The CSI Girl