originally posted 12-19-2009
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.
Last of all, we put string through a hole in top so we could hang them on our Christmas Tree!