December 11, 2016

DIY Snowman

Hi friends.... today I have a fun post to share with you all. This is an awesome holiday project that you can easily make at home with your kids. I made this for my son and he totally adores his snowman. 

So let's get started with making the Snowman!!

Materials required:
2 styrofoam/thermocol balls of different sizes
One wooden barbecue stick
Black paper for eyes, mouth, buttons and hat
Orange paper for nose
Twigs for arms
Red cloth for muffler

1. Take 2 styrofoam or thermocol balls, one slightly smaller than the other.

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2. Join them together using a wooden barbecue skewer. I found this the best way to stick them together. You may try using glue gun too, but this acts as a spine for the snowman and provides good support.

3. Pierce the skewer half way through one ball first and then place the second ball on top of it.

4. Apply glue all over the surface of the balls and stick cotton on it. 

5. You will need to shred the cotton apart to make it light and fluffy. You can keep the balls as is,  but gluing cotton on the balls gives a nice snowy look.

6. Next, cut out 2 circles from black paper to make the eyes of the snowman. The diameter of the circle will depend on the size of your snowman.

7. Take an orange piece of paper and make a cone out of it to form the nose of the snowman.

8. Punch out 5 tiny circles to make the snowman's mouth. You can also cut out a new moon shape from black paper to make the mouth.

9. Cut 2 more circles, to make the buttons of the snowman and stick them on the lower part of his body.

10. Take 2 twigs or any other material that you may have on hand, to make the arms of the snowman.

11. Wrap a piece of red cloth around his neck to make the muffler.

12. Place a paper hat/woollen cap on his head. And this completes our DIY snowman.

You can make a base for the snowman to sit on, so that it doesn't wobble. I used an empty tape roll to place the snowman on top of it. And then stuck that tape on top of a piece of cardboard.

To make the paper hat:
1. Cut a circle proportionate to the head of the snowman. This is the base of the hat. 
2. Then roll a rectangular piece of paper to form a cylindrical shape. The diameter of this cylinder should be an inch or half smaller than the base circle. 
3. Stick this cylindrical shape on the base. 
4. Cut out another circle to close the opening of the cylindrical shape. The hat is complete....

Hope you like this post and enjoy making this with your kids. Also do check out my post on DIY Christmas Tree

1 comment:

  1. Such a cute lil snowman! Love the way it has turned out. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial :) Hopefully my son will love to create this too. 😁


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