This post contains affiliate links and/or images. I don’t know about you, but it’s the after Christmas slump that gets my kids. When we are shopping, wrapping, baking and running around, we have very little down time. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the kids are busy opening gifts and then playing with said gifts. The honeymoon period ends about 4 or 5 days from Christmas. Soon, the kids get tired of their new toys and games and I am thinking of ways to keep them busy, while they are on break as well as on their now days.
This year, Caitlin and I decided to make this easy to make and super cute winter boredom buster snowman craft. It is cheap, easy and fun to make and everybody wants one! We made several for Caitlin’s friends and my family and they were a huge hit! Caitlin is looking forward to our first snow day so we can make more!
Here is what you will need:
White crew socks (the ankle sock that folds down)
2 Cups of white rice
One piece of felt (any color)
Small sewing buttons
Small colored pom pom
Black pipe cleaners
Glue Gun or super glue
Step One: On a flat surface, smooth out your sock. Use your scissors and cut off the toe. Go back about 3″ from the end of the toe. Set this piece aside.
Step Two: Turn the sock inside out and tie off (or stitch closed) the end you just cut.
Step Three: Turn the sock right side out and pour in your rice. You may need a but less or a bit more, depending on the size snowman you want.
Step Four: Tie off the open sock (this will be the top of your snowman)
Step Five: About 1/3 of the way down, tie a length of yarn that can go around the sock and allow room for tying it off. This makes the head and body separation.
Step Six: Take the toe piece of the sock you set aside. This will be the hat. Just put it on the top of the snowman and fold up the edge. You can secure this if you want, but the hat stays on pretty well.
Step Seven: Cut a piece of felt, approximately 1/2″ wide and 8-10″ long, (but can be longer if you have a fat snowman.) Tie around your snowman’s neck.
Step Eight: Using your glue gun or super glue, attach the pom pom for the nose, the buttons for the eyes and down the belly and the pipe cleaners for the arms.
Have fun making the snowman have their own personality. For the snowmen Caitlin made for this post, she made one with a light saber (the guy in the middle) and one with a pair of glasses, holding a tennis ball (the guy on the left).
Dickies 6-Pair Cushion Crew Crew Socks White Sock Size:10-13/Shoe Size: 6-12Mahatma Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice – Naturally Sodium Free & Fat Free – Net Wt. 16 OZ (454 g) Each – Pack of 3flic-flac 44PCS 4 x 4 inches (10 x10cm) Assorted Color Felt Fabric Sheets Patchwork Sewing DIY Craft 1mm ThickCreativity Street Chenille Stems/Pipe Cleaners 12 Inch x 6mm 100-Piece, Assorted ColorsBlumenthal Lansing Company Favorite Findings 4-Ounce Big Bag of Buttons, NaturalBernat Softee Chunky Yarn, White, Single BallCaydo 240 Pieces 1 Inch Pom Poms for Hobby Supplies and DIY Creative Crafts Decorations, Assorted ColorsGorilla Super Glue, 15 g, ClearFiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel (01-004761J)
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 12:43 pm
Those are so cute! My kids would love to make these with me 🙂
Lois Alter Mark saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm
Okay, those are adorable! I think I’d actually like to make one myself!
Liz Mays saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm
These are so fun! I love their little accessories. This is definitely a quick and easy winter craft idea.
Toni saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 6:01 pm
These are beyond adorable! They do look easy to make too. I’d love a whole collection. Or a tribe. Whatever a group of snowmen are called!
Tracey saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm
These are so cute! I love how they turned out and they look so easy.
Maureen saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm
These are so cute and the perfect craft for little ones to make!
Valerie saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm
What an adorable snowman! This is so easy too!
Marcie W. saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 7:05 pm
What a super cute winter craft idea. I will certainly be pinning this to make with my children next holiday season!
Amanda || Growing Up Madison saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm
Those are too cute. We did a few crafts over the holidays and I’m thinking the next time we do snowmen that I’m totally going to give this one a try. 🙂
MyTeenGuide saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 9:13 pm
What a cute project. My girls will have so much fun doing this.
Melissa Vera saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm
What an adorable snowman. I so could see using this as a craft for a Frozen themed party.
Miles L. saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm
This looks a great project. I’ll definitely would love to try this next holiday season.
Ann Bacciaglia saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 10:14 pm
I am always looking for new craft ideas to do. I like how easy this is to make and it looks great.
Paula Schuck saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm
This is such a cute snowman craft. My kids love to be creative and make things. I will have to do this with them.
Amber NElson saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm
I love snowmen! This snowman craft looks really fun to make!
Jeanine saysJanuary 6, 2016 at 9:49 am
Oh my word! These are beyond adorable. What a fun and creative idea. They are super cute!
Crystal saysJanuary 6, 2016 at 11:28 am
Adorable snowmen! These are a fun way to keep the kiddos busy when the weather keeps them indoors. I wonder if You could also heat them up for a hand warmer.
Demetra saysJanuary 6, 2016 at 4:50 pm
This is such a cute craft, I LOVE it! These would be a great class party project for kids too.
Veronica saysJanuary 6, 2016 at 7:58 pm
Cute craft idea! I love the sweet little snowmen
Chasing Joy saysJanuary 10, 2016 at 10:15 pm
The snow men are so cute. I love their beenies. 🙂
Latoicha saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm
What a cool craft idea! My kids would love to do this. Thanks for sharing!
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 10:41 am
These are so cute! I’ve been wanting to make some. I was wondering what to put inside!
Veronica Lee saysDecember 22, 2016 at 7:33 am
These are adorable! Totally a quick and easy winter craft idea!
mycraftingworld saysMarch 26, 2017 at 5:54 am
I love these. It requires no sewing so both girls and I can make them with no trouble. I like that they can be customized. They are really cute.
mycraftingworld saysOctober 15, 2017 at 7:06 am
We did make these with the girls. They loved it. They made little shoe things that we glued coming out of the bottom too.