Wednesday, December 20, 2017

#Snowman #Craft

This is a craft that will go up on ParentSavvy.com 

I have a little story to tell about that. The people at ParentSavvy.com are super nice! They get me a check soon after I've finished a craft. I love making crafts with Isaak.

I met with a person from there. She told me that I'd be writing once a month, and told me to come up with a list of ideas. I came up with 2 lists, and let her choose. We decided I'd just go with the first list, and do the 2nd list the next year. I thought I was supposed to do everything on the list. It was a lot! I was knocking out a few crafts at a time.

She just emailed me this week, reminding me that I only have to do 1 a month. I'm so far ahead that I'd be writing for March. Needless to say, if I do anymore crafts with Isaak they have to be spring related.

Travis said, "I was wondering why you were doing so many crafts. I remembered it was 1 a month." I emailed her back explaining that I thought I had to do the whole list we agreed on, and that I was glad she let me know that we were into March. I swear sometimes I have an Amelia Bedelia brain. Meaning I just think differently. Example: Amelia Bedelia was told to draw the drapes, and she actually drew on them with markers.

I don't know if it's the right brain side of me, if I just take people too literally, or what. I can tell you that my posts for ParentSavvy.com are very detailed. She wasn't at all annoyed with me. I'm just glad we're on the same page now.

Anyhow onto Making a Snowman:


Has it snowed where you live? It hasn't here in Omaha, Nebraska.

I love snowmen. Anyone can get into making a snowman! It doesn't matter what you believe, or don't believe. Making a snowman is fun for all.

First:

Get a set of foam balls with 3 different sizes, and something flat to use as a base. We used a flat circle foam piece.


Here's Isaak with them all. We kind of mocked it up, so you can see what we're about to make.


Second:

Make a carrot nose. 

I had some cookie dough left, and put it on a toothpick to bake with the cookies. You could use Sculpey, or some other baked clay. 


Sand it  down:


Third:

Paint it orange. A little acrylic paint goes a long way!


This is all I mixed up:





Fouth:

Plug in the hot or cold glue gun.

It was Isaak's first time using a glue gun. He was super excited. 



Fifth:

Use wooden toothpicks and hot glue to secure each styrofoam ball.

For the carrot nose, trim the toothpick with a fingernail trimmer. 




Sixth:

Get stick pins to give your snowman eyes and a mouth.



Seventh:

Add some buttons with hot glue.



Eighth:

Make a scarf with scrap fabric, or felt. It doesn't have to be fancy. I just cut a strip out. Then stick pinned it to Frosty's neck.


Ninth:

Make a hat. 

We collected ahead of time some milk, and other caps. I used a milk cap, and an almond milk cap. 

Fill the bigger one with hot glue - most of the way. Put it on Frosty's head. Then add some more hot clue into the next lid to add that one. 




Tenth:

Add arms. I had Isaak go outside to collect 2 tiny sticks. We only ended up using 1 by breaking it in 1/2. Since I had sandpaper out, I sanded the ended to poke into the middle foam ball. First I added hot glue to the pointy ends to ensure they would stay. 


Eleventh:

We tore apart some cotton balls, squirted hot glue on the base, and added the snow. You could use spray glue to add white glitter. 


My favorite picture!


Twelveth:

Paint the top section of the hat black. If you have trouble with your paint sticking add a drop of hand soap to the acrylic paint.


Isaak loved it! He's wanted to take all our crafts to school to show his school. This one I wouldn't let him. It's a bit fragile. I think it will hold together well. Just not when it's in a backpack shaking around. 

When was the last time you made a snowman? 

4 comments:

mail4rosey said...

It did turn out cute as can be. Snowmen are one of my most favorite Christmas decorations. I can't remember the last time I made one though!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love it! It seems like such an easy craft to do with simple household items already laying around. Good job with the glue gun, Isaak!

Harry Flashman said...

I think you just have a lot going on, and it's hard to keep everything straight when you are pulled in so many directions, and have so many people depending on you.

I have vague memories of making snowmen like that, long time ago, in Mrs. Browns fifth grade. That would have been about 1962, I think.

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

Such a cute snowman! And so big!

I could totally get behind earning money for crafts! Though I can imagine how worrisome it would be to have a whole list of crafts that you think need to be completed immediately when really they just need to be completed over 12 months. Glad you got all of that sorted out.

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