Crafty Tuesday – Silly Snowmen (and Snowladies)

We are now officially 5 weeks away from Christmas and two weeks away from officially being able to put up Christmas decorations. So isn’t it about time I started posting some Christmas crafts?

This is another one the kids can do all on their own…Silly Snowmen. And in true Flylady fashion, it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes! πŸ™‚

You’ll need:

  • white paper or cardboard
  • paper or cardboard in various colours (we used red, black and brown)
  • glue or gluestick
  • pens, pencils or paint
  • beads, stickers, pipecleaners, sequins, bits n’ bobs!

First of all take an A4 sheet of white paper and draw two circles on it, one large (for the snowman’s body), one small (for the snowman’s head) and cut them out. We drew round a plate and a cup.

Fold the large circle in half and draw lines (see photo below). The first one starts at the middle and goes almost to the edge. The second one starts at the outside edge and goes almost to the middle. And so on…

Cut along the lines. Open up carefully – this is the only tricky part – and glue the head to the body. Draw or paint a large, snowman smile πŸ™‚ Now you can let the kids loose with all those bits n’ bobs… πŸ˜‰

Stick on pompoms, small buttons, sequins or stickers for ‘buttons’ on the snowman’s body. Cut out shapes – round or triangular like a carrot – for the snowman’s nose. Cut out a larger shape to make a hat, scarf or legs/arms for your snowman. When you are happy with your snowman, turn him over and stick a small button or bead on the bottom. Sticky tape is best for this job. Take a length of string or ribbon and stick it at the top, so that you can hang him up.

Yay, you’re finished! Now go hang him up and look forward to the snow. No snow in sight? Well how about a nice hot cup of Snowman Soup? πŸ˜‰