We have all been there—the first big snow of the season comes and the kids want to make a snowman/woman/creation. There you are digging though your refrigerator crisper wondering if this snow-person is worth of using up your organic carrots and edamame. “Would arugula make nice snow hair?” you think out loud. “How about a semi-ripe banana for a nose?” Next you start to dig through the hats and gloves wondering if you might have a top hat. Then you remember it’s not 1912, so of course you don’t. The kids are buggin’ to get rollin’ and you break down and shout, “IF ONLY I HAD A PRE-MADE SNOWMAN KIT!”
One pre-made Snowman Kit coming up!
The best part of this Snowman Kit kit is that all of the pieces are on sticks, which not only helps them stay in place on the snowman, but helps keep them in place after Frosty starts to melt. I recommend staying away from using any kind of nail or screw in this kind of project. If the snowman melts and the bits get lost on the ground, the last thing you need is a barefoot child getting a rusty nail through the foot come spring.
- One bag of assorted pom poms or click here to make your own
- Large colored buttons
- Wooden skewers
- A wooden chopstick
- Orange and any colored felt you would like for the scarf and hat sash
- A black rubber hat
- 1/2 yard of fleece
- White glue or hot glue
- 18 gauge wire
- A small spray bottle
- Red or pink food coloring.
For the Mouth:
Take about five black 1″ pom poms and cut five 4″ lengths from your skewers. Now pinch the fuzz from the pom pom back to expose the middle. Place a wad of glue in the middle of the pom pom and glue the blunt end to the middle. When the skewer is in the middle of the pom pom push the fuzz back around the skewer to glue it in well. Do this 4 more times.
For the Eyes: Glue wooden skewer in the middle of two 1 1/2″ pom poms (I used green). Now glue a smaller 1/2″ pom pom in the middle of your eye to create the iris.
For the Buttons: If using pom poms glue skewers to larger 2″ pom poms. If using buttons cut a 9″ piece of wire and loop it through the back of the button and then through the front on a diagonal. Twist the wire together at the back.
For the Nose: Using orange felt cut out a triangle that is about 4 1/2″ on the bottom 9-10″ on the 90 degree side and your angled side should come out to be about 10″. Glue a wooden chopstick on the non-angled side of the triangle and let dry. Glue the tip of your carrot holding it together while it dries. Glue up the angled side of your carrot and roll the chopstick over to meet the glue. Let dry. Using stuffing or cotton balls take a wooden skewer and lightly stuff the carrot. When your carrot is full, glue the inner edges of the bottom and fold them inward toward the middle to finish.
For the Scarf: Cut a strip of felt or fleece about 5′x 7″ long. Cut strips at each end of the scarf about 7″ long and 1″ wide. Pull the strips a bit and then the scarf to stretch it out.
For the Hat: Measure the around the base of your hat. Cut a strip of felt as long as the base and about 2 1/2″ wide. Either make a felt flower (click here for instructions) or make a flower using pom poms gluing onto the felt strip. Glue strip around hat. TIP: If you don’t have a strip of felt long enough to go around the hat, cut two strips and cover up the one seam with the flower.
These would make great gifts or prizes for a winter party!
Crafting questions? Just Ask Holly in comments.
What do you make your snowman faces with?