Sunday, November 17, 2013

Paint Stick Snowmen

I originally thought this was way too early to be making a snowman craft, but since we've already had our first snowfall I say bring it let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! This was a super easy craft that didn't take that much time and was pretty easy for the kids with a little bit of help from the grown ups. We actually did these for our Super Saturday at church and my mom had some sticks left over so the kids got to make some.

Paint sticks
White paint
black foam (free hand cut to a hat shape)
brown pipe cleaners (make snowman arms)
googly eyes
scrap piece of fabric
foam brush
hot glue and gun

Step 1: Paint the paint stick white and allow to dry (check out the concentration on these two!)

Step 2: The picture clearly shows me using tacky glue which did work, but I think hot glue would have been quicker and it works better for the pipe cleaners on the back. So...

Attach the hat, eyes and buttons to the front of the snowman.

Step 3: Attach the pipe cleaner arms to the back using hot glue. The tacky glue didn't work at all! The best part about crafting with boys is that you just never know what you're going to get. Kind of like that box of chocolates...! I would never have made a 4 eyed snowman like Clark or put the snowman's hat on upside down like Kent did. It's always fun to see how they interpret things!

They both loved their snowmen so much! We added a pipe cleaner hanger to the back and they are proudly on display in their bedroom. I can't help but smile when I see them!

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