I promised my kiddos we would have a fun craft day during Christmas Break so we invited some heavy duty crafters to come over to help. First, we made sock snowmen. We have been making these every year for years. We have quite the collection of them on our mantle.
This is what you need to make these….
Plain White Tube socks. (This year I could only find ones that had a gold line at bottom so they had to do.)
Fleece or cloth to cut to make hat tie and scarf
Black puff paint
Quilting batting. You can put beans in the bottom to make them easier to stand.
Orange fleece for nose.
Step 1 – Cut top of sock off. But make sure you keep it.
Step 2 – Get plenty of batting and play with it like it’s a cloud.
Step 3 – make a beard out of it.
Step 4 – Stuff your snow man full to make him nice and fat! And make sure you laugh a lot at how fat you have made him. (If you are a 7 year old boy, this is the best part.)
Step 5 - put the top part of your sock back on to make a cap. Add a little glue to keep it on.
Step 6 – Tie scarf on. Tie hat tie on.
Step 7 – Make face. I found it is best if a parent handles putting the coal mouth on with black puff paint. You may actually want to put the mouth on as the very last step.
Step 8 Glue on buttons. Apparently this is easy enough for a one year old to do. Not just any one year old though. This is Avery and apparently she is going to be an amazing crafter when she grows up.
Step 10 – Give your Snowman a name. And don’t forget to write your name on the bottom along with the year with a Sharpie.
We have also done these many a times in the classroom as a Holiday craft. You can also poke holes in the sides of the socks and stick in little sticks for arms.
Next we made Snow globes.
This was so easy and the kids loved them.
You will need
Mason Jars – any size.
Little figurines and trees. I got these at the craft store with the little village sets.
Hot glue gun or waterproof glue.
You can add glycerin to keep the glitter from sticking. You can get this at Walmart.
Water – you are suppose to use distilled water. We did not. We are just rebels like that, I guess.
For the snow we used silver glitter and some fake village snow.
I think we have found a new tradition. We could make these every year. The kids love them.
The globe on the right is a waterless globe. Ellie made it. I think I like it just as much as the others. And it will keep for years. The glitter naturally sticks to the jar so it looks like it is snowing and the fake snow settles at the bottom.