Lots of years ago, when my daughter was about four, she and I made baby sock snowman ornaments. It's always fun when we pull them out of the ornament box to reminisce for a bit about making them. This year, Isaac was fascinated by them, so I decided to make a few with him and Joshua. They're cute, easy, inexpensive, and each little snowman has it's own personality (just like my silly kiddos).
Okay, so here's how you make one.
I'll add a little disclaimer here that the kids can really only help with about half of the project, because for the love of Pete, please don't let them touch the hot glue gun. Capisce? (yes, I looked at dictionary.com to make sure that was the correct spelling, hush).
- Gather your supplies.
I already had on hand:
I had to buy:
Bag of white baby socks size 3-8 $2.50 for 8 pairs (makes 16 snowmen)
Sparkly ribbon $2
Google eyes on clearance 50 cents
Total spent to make 16 snowmen should I even need that many = $5 (.31 cents each)
- Stuff cotton into the socks
- Wrap a rubberband around the middle and around the top where the cuff of the sock starts.
- Fold down the cuff to make the hat. Add a dot of hot glue where his "ears" would be to hold it down.
- Tie a ribbon around his neck, and hot glue a ribbon loop at the top of his hat
- Hot glue the google eyes, and a pom-pom on top
- You're finished!
Most important, be creative, enjoy, and make memories with your children.
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