January 13, 2014

Do You Want To Build a Snowman?

This is a fun and easy winter craft that can be used as a decoration and a toy!

"Do you want to build a snowman? C'mon, let's go and play! . . . "  That tune has been stuck in my head since we saw Frozen last month.  Am I the only one here who's kids won't stop singing those songs?

We made these snowmen as a fun winter decoration/toy.

 I bought three square blocks at Michael's, but you could also just cut your own if you're crafty like that. These squares are a bit bigger than 3x3x3in. Sand them (although I actually skipped sanding because I'm lazy). Paint them white and let them dry.  Now find felt, ribbon, buttons, paint, googly eyes, and other assorted crafty things to make your snowmen!

Honestly, I didn't take a lot of time thinking about what to make each side look like. Since it's purpose was to be something the kids could play with a lot, I didn't want to invest too much time and money into it because then I'd just get cranky with them if they were rough with it.  I'm sure all you crafty ladies out there can make some super cute snowmen.  

The only tip I would have in your snowman construction would be to advise you to use some glue on the ends of the ribbon/lace to keep it from fraying.  I also tried using burlap for one scarf with lots of glue to try and freeze it in place.  I mean lots and lots and lots of glue. The buttons I stuck on with glue dots.

After I had made mine, the kids wanted to make their own. I bought smaller blocks and let the kids create their own mini snowmen.

And then they stacked them all, because that's fun.

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  1. Cute!! And I think we're the only family on earth who hasn't seen that movie yet. :)

  2. No Ratliffs, we haven't seen it either!

  3. Hello friend! These look absolutely fun and whimsical. I think we'll be making these on Sunday. Thanks so much for the post. Pinned and shared it! :)


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