OMG how cute are these little snowmen! Everyone seemed to love my DIY Turkeys, (Click here for that amazingly cute post) so I thought that we needed to do something for winter. And who doesn’t love snowmen? This is the perfect little gift for the snowman lover in your family. Plus they were so simple that even my 4 year old made on completely on her own!
I fell in this with this pink and black snowman! He just turned out perfectly, if I do say so myself! Making them is so much easier then the turkeys. (Thank goodness no feathers to deal with) With only a few steps and a little glue, you can whip up a bunch of these little guys. We (Belle, Baby and me) worked on them for about 20 minutes and we put together seven of them.
Step 1- Gather Supplies- If you did the turkeys (or just an everyday crafter) then you have most of this stuff already.
- Socks (kid socks seemed to work the best)
- Peppermint Oil (optional)
- Rubber Bands
Step 2- Fill Sock and Tie Off- You will want to spoon the rice into the sock. If you are using the essential oil, you will want to drop 2-3 drops about half way. Once your sock is full enough for your liking, use one of the rubber bands and tie off. Then about two thirds of the way down, you will use a second rubber band and tie lightly. This will make the head.
Step 3- Add Hat- Using another sock (either keeping it all white or adding one with a little color) roll the sock a few times and place on head. It makes a super cute little hat, and covers the part where you tied it off.
Step 4- Add Scarf- Using some ribbon or thin piece of cloth, add a scarf around the neck of the snowman. This will cover the rubber band that you used to make the head.
Last– Just push in the pins for the eyes, and glue on a few buttons. I did choose to use a sharpie to color his eyes black. That is up to you though, my girls left theirs white and they are just as cute. That is it, your are done!
It is that simple to whip up some of these. And best part, the few items that I didn’t have laying around the house (like some new kids white socks), I was able to pick up the dollar store. For less then $5.00 we made half a dozen of these guys. The kids had so much fun, they were able to make one from start to finish completely by themselves.
What are your thoughts on these little snowmen? Are they something that you would like to make with your kids? Do you have all the supplies already laying around the house? Let me know your thoughts.