Wednesday, December 2, 2009

[kid focus] snowman


I had two sizes of styrofoam balls sitting on my table, and Elle instantly thought they were snowmen. She loved the idea of actually turning them into real snowmen, so I got out my glue gun, some yarn, black eyelets, twigs, mini clothespins and orange paint. The great thing was that I actually had all of those supplies just sitting in my craft room.

To create the snowmen, we glued the two styrofoam balls together (1 large and 1 small for the mom and dad snowmen and 2 small for Elle and Liv's snowmen).  We took apart the mini clothespins and painted each piece orange. We pressed the painted clothespin piece into the styrofoam for a nose; stuck twigs in each side of the snowman for arms and pressed black eyelets into the styrofoam for eyes.  I filled in the eyes with black Stickles, but you could fill it in with black paint, marketer etc. We then hand crocheted scarves and hats for each of the snowman.  It ended up being a fast, impromptu activity which Elle couldn't wait to show off to her dad.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

michelle, you are incredibly talented. cool snowmen and thanksgiving decorations. casi

Cissy said...

You just sat down and crocheted that stuff? I need to be more like you, Michelle; I always say "later" and then forget.

Melanie said...

totally cool. You get the "impromptu mom of the year" award. ha ha!

purplehomes said...

too cute..

prashant said...

cool snowmen

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Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Such a fun craft. I love when they are put together quick and easy!