January 4, 2013

Sock Snowman: Kid Craft Contributor

Hi Sugar Bee Readers! I’m Shatzi from Love and Laundry and I’m back this month for my Kid’s Craft post! My kid’s love doing seasonal crafts and we’ve had so much fun the last few months with the holidays. January is a little bit trickier, though. No major holidays! But, we’ve been getting lots and lots of snow and extremely cold temperatures! This morning is was –10°F on the way to school! Yikes! I still can’t believe they didn’t cancel school! At least they kept the kids indoors during recess. Since it’s way too cold to actually go outside and build a snowman, we decided to build our own inside with stuff we had lying around.

sock snowman

Here’s what you need:

snowman supplies

1 Empty Bottle
1 Old White Sock
2 Pieces of scrap fabric (preferably fleece or minky – the larger one about 10” x 8”, the smaller one 1” x 10”)
2 Rubber Bands
3 Small Buttons
2 Pom Poms – one large and one tiny orange one
2 Googly Eyes

These are super easy to make. It only took 15ish minutes for my daughter to put the whole thing together! I love a good, easy craft!

The first thing you do is pull the sock over the empty bottle.

sock snowman step 1

Tuck the top of the sock into the bottle opening.

sock snowman step 2

Next, take the rubber bands and the large rectangle of fabric. Fold the fabric in half with the right sides together and secure the rubber band near one of the ends.

sock snowman step 3

Turn it right side out and tuck the rubber band inside. Wrap the fabric around the top of the bottle and use the second rubber band to hold the fabric onto the bottle.

sock snowman step 4

Grab some hot glue and glue the large pom pom to the top of the hat.

sock snowman step 5

Lay the bottle down and glue the googly eyes and the small orange pom pom onto the front.

sock snowman step 6

sock snowman step 6b

Next, tie the long skinny piece of fabric around the bottle like a scarf. We fringed the edges with scissors first.

sock snowman step 7

Last, but not least, glue the little buttons in a row below the scarf:

sock snowman step 8

And there you have it: one easy, non-finger-freezing sock snowman!

sock snowman finished

Thanks for having me, Mandy! I just love getting to spend a day on my favorite blog.

I’d love to stay in touch! You can find me on my Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

1 Fabulous Comments:

oooh so fun :) thanks for sharing- never would have thought of this!

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