With wintertime vastly approaching and children soon to be off on break from school, crafts at home are becoming the thing to do. The season brings about Christmas cookies and noodle angels, sock puppets, hand-painted ornaments, and (one of my favorites) snowman crafts. The following are three craft ideas for the making of snowmen so, gather your young ones and create.
The first idea is the marshmallow snowman. For this craft, you will need one large bag of marsh mellows, a bag of pretzel sticks, a container of orange tic tacs, two ounces of chocolate, and several different choices of small candies for decorations. Melt the chocolate and gather together three large marsh mellows. Place hot chocolate on the top of one and connect it to the second, then do the same for the last so that three marsh mellows are placed together to look like the beginning of a snowman. Sick two pretzel sticks in to the bottom marsh mellow on either side to look like legs. Respectfully, place two pretzel sticks into the top of the second marsh mellow to resemble arms. Place an orange tic tack into the top marsh mellow to look like a nose. Use other candies to finish decorating the snowman. Be sure to give him/her eyes, a mouth, buttons, maybe a wafer hat, etc. When you are finished, you will not only enjoy looking at your snowman but, you can also enjoy eating it. For more tips and to see pictures of this craft, visit candy about.
The second snowman craft we can enjoy creating is the sock snowman. For this craft, you will need a white sock, yarn, rice or beans, glue, buttons, wiggly eyes, etc, thread and a needle, and scissors. Take the sock and fill it two-thirds full with rice or beans and tie it at the top. Then, divide the filled sock into two so one part is the top of the snowman and the other is the bottom of the snowman. Tie off the area between these two sections with the yarn. Fold the top of the sock down so that it looks like the hat. Sew on the buttons, glue on the wiggly eyes, etc to decorate the snowman. These sock snowmen are always a wonderful decoration to have around the house during the season.
The last snowman craft idea I would like to share with you is that of the easy and simple construction paper snowman. For this you will need different colors of construction paper, wiggle eyes, scissors, glue, cotton balls, markers, and pipe cleaners. Cut three different circles out of your construction paper, one large, one medium size, and one small. Also cut out a top hat and glue all the pieces together, with the hat on the top. Take the pipe cleaners and glue them on for legs and arms. Glue on the wiggle eyes and use the cotton balls for a nose and snow decoration on the top hat. Lastly, use the marker to draw on a mouth and buttons, or other decorations of your choice. In addition, you may want to use glitter to sparkle up the snowman and give him/her some special touches.
Any of these snowman craft ideas are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.