DIY Wooden Snowmen Craft

12 17 018-001I can’t be the only one who keeps a bag of “single socks” in the craft cupboard (a bag, by the way, with ever-growing contents. Seriously, where do these little boys keep losing their socks!?).

Single socks are good for all sorts of things . . . but they are especially perfect for making adorable, mini snowman hats.

To make your own miniature wooden snowman, simply:

1. Hot glue 2 wooden balls together (1 completely round ball for the head, 1 flat-bottomed ball for the base).

2. Paint the snowman white (we used acrylic paint). Use one half of a Q-Tip dipped in black paint to give the snowman a mouth, eyes, and buttons. Dip the other half in orange to give the snowman a carrot nose. Allow to dry.

3. When the paint is dry, seal the snowman with glossy Mod Podge. Dry completely before adding accessories.

12 14 017-0014. When the snowman is dry, add the scarf and a hat. To create the hat: 1) Turn a single sock inside out. 2) Tie a ribbon tightly around it (placement depends on how tall you need the hat). 3) Snip the excess ribbon and sock. 4) Turn the sock right side out and voila! A miniature hat – perfect for a wooden snowman, Elf on the Shelf, or a small doll/stuffed animal.

2012-12-17 12 175. Use a hot glue gun to attach the hat to the snowman’s head. Tie the scarf around its neck.

snowmen 007Play, display and enjoy!

Literature Link-Up:

Bill the Snowman by Eric T. Krackow

Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

2 thoughts on “DIY Wooden Snowmen Craft

  1. Pingback: The Best (and Worst!) of 2012 | Fireflies and Mud Pies

I love comments! Please leave one here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s