I know it's Halloween but we're talking Christmas right now!! And I am super excited to share with you what we made this past weekend.
We were back at it Saturday morning crafting away on the second part of our Christmas projects. We made the cutest little snowmen out of toddler size socks and more rice. Pretty much the same concept as the ones we made last Sunday out of gloves.
You simply cut the sock straight across at the heel and fill her up with rice as full as you can. These definitely use more rice than the miniature ones. I bought a five pound bag and it was plenty to make at least dozen snowmen. Tie it off with a rubber band at the top.
Then add another band about 1/3 down and shape your snowman. Trim the top fairly close to the band and then smear it with a good dollop of craft glue. This will not only secure the sock full of rice but also the hat you'll put on his head.
Then you get to embellish him, or her. I used more colorful toddler socks to make their hats and scarves. You can get two sets of hats and scarves from just one sock so you don't need to buy as many of those.
|The had is a toe of a sock and his scarf was trimmed from|
the palm of a black glove I had left from making the mini penguins
I used orange craft foam to cut out the carrot noses and a hole punch to cut out the eyes. Since I didn't have black craft foam I used a marker and colored them. A Q-tip and some blush for cheeks.
I added buttons that I already had on the tummies and little bells and snowflake embellishments I'd picked up at Dollar Tree. The candy canes were made by twisting a red and a white pipe cleaner together. I also had a bag of assorted colored pom poms to add to their hats.
My friends and family are going to absolutely love these little darlings. So stinkin' cute!!