Looking for a good cold day craft? These little snowmen are so easy to make. Plus, it's a craft the whole family can help with. The supplies are really inexpensive, and the end product is adorable.
What You Need:
- Wooden blocks. (We used generic tumbling tower/jumbling tower blocks from the local big box store. These typically come 48 to a box for about $5.)
- White acrylic paint
- 1 large nail and a hammer
- ¾-inch screw eyes (one per snowman)
- Black and orange permanent markers
- 6"x½" piece of scrap fabric or ribbon (one per snowman)
- 6" piece of twine or sisal string (one per snowman)
- Glue gun, glue dots, or tacky glue
- Wax paper to cover your work surface (wet blocks will stick to newspaper)
- Small piece of sandpaper to finish edges
What You Do:
- Paint the wooden block on all sides with white acrylic paint.
- If there are any messy edges, use a small piece of fine sandpaper to fix the edges. You can also use the sandpaper to make the snowmen look a bit distressed if you like that look!
- Insert a screw into the top of each block. We first made a starter hole with a hammer and large nail and then screwed in the screw eye.
- Using the permanent markers, draw on your snowman's face and dots down his front.
- Tie a scarf around the block just below the face. We used thin strips of fabric that were easier to work with than stiff ribbon. It's a great way to use up extra crafting supplies if you have leftovers lying around.
- Add a dot of hot glue under the fabric so the scarf stays in place. (A glue dot or tacky glue would work as well.)
- Tie a piece of string through the screw eye on top, and your snowman is ready for display!
Personalize your snowmen to use as place cards for special meals. Add them to a gift card for your child's teacher for a personal touch. Get a jump on next year's holiday preparations, as they make great present toppers or ornaments! The possibilities are endless for these little guys!
Happy snowman making!