to Make a Melting Snowman
melting snowman is an easy winter or Christmas craft project to make
and a great homemade gift idea. It's also a big hit at craft shows
a Snowman melts away,a Snow Angel is added to Heaven that day.
get started, you will need:
Ceramcoat paint in white, black, and tangerine
Folk Art Mittens Wood plug (nose) 1 3/4" Knob (all the above
can be purchased at a craft store)
Yard Black Felt DecoArt Snow-Tex Scrap of Material (scarf) Hot Glue
Masonite or thin wood scrap
an oval base out of masonite or other thin wood. Paint the base and
knob (head) white. Paint the mittens black. Paint the plug (nose)
orange (tangerine). (Tip: Using a tiny bit of hot glue, attach
mittens, knob and nose to a popsicle stick for easier painting).
After the head is dry, using a toothpick or stylus (or even the
handle end of a paintbrush) and black paint, make 2 dots for the
eyes. (See face pattern) Using a thin black permanent marker, draw
the eyebrows, mouth and make 3 freckles on each cheek. Use a little
blush on each cheek. Using a toothpick, place a white dot on each eye.
Cut the snowman's scarf out of material - 1" wide by 12" long.
Using a heavyweight black felt, cut out a 2 1/2" circle, a 3
1/2" x 2" rectangle and a 2" square. To assemble hat:
Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise. Use a couple small drops of
glue inside the piece to keep it folded. Overlap the sides and hot
glue it together...it will now be a small circle. Clip just the
corners off the square (just barely) and push the square up inside
piece #1 you just created (the small circle). This square is now the
top of the hat. Hot glue it in a few spots to the inside of the
circle. Lay this whole piece you made centered on top of the circle.
With needle and thread, whipstitch the top of the hat to the circle
(just a few stitches will do). Add a bit of SnowTex to top of hat for
snow, if desired.
Hot glue head to the oval base. Glue a mitten on each side of his
head. Glue nose to center of face. Fold scarf in half lengthwise and
tie around Snowball's neck, cutting the ends to the length you want.
Center hat on his head...hot glue in place.
these snowmen will be for a craft show or festival, try instead
making stocking hats in different colors (red, green, blue, etc.)
Everyone has their favorite color and the snowmen are eye catching in
different color hats.
patterns and pictures for the melting snowman, as well as other free
wood and stitchery Christmas patterns, can be found on at North
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