This is a quick and easy project that requires very few materials and makes creative use of recycled containers. The finished snowmen are super cute and such happy characters.
How to Make the Snowman
The first step is to search your blue box to find a plastic bottle. Ideally the ones with roundish silhouettes work best but you can use whatever you have on hand. We used yogurt drink bottles and a coffee whitener bottle.
- empty yogurt drink container (Any container with a roundish silhouette works well but you can use any shape. We used yogurt drink and coffee whitener containers for ours. You could also use glass bottle/jar and paint it white)
- construction paper or card stock (in whatever color you’d like the snowman’s hat)
- glue (glue stick/white glue)
- ribbon or fabric strip (for the scarf, we used raffia ribbon)
- permanent markers or acrylic paint (black or brown, orange)
To make the snowman’s hat, cut a hat band from black construction paper (or whatever color you like) For a small yogurt container you”ll need a strip about 1 1/2″ (4 cm) high x 4 1/2″ (11.5 cm) wide. For the hat brim cut a circle from black construction paper approx 2 1/2″ (7.5 cm) in diameter.
Using the bottle lid as a guide trace a circle in the center of the circle and cut it out. Remove bottle cap and place the brim over the bottle neck. Replace the lid and wrap the hat band strip around the cap and secure it with glue or tape.
Draw the eyes and mouth with a black permanent marker. Use an orange permanent marker to draw the carrot nose. Add 2 or 3 buttons on the front with black marker.
To make the scarf we used a strip of raffia paper ribbon 12″ (30.5 cm) long. Cut a fringe into each end of the scarf and tie it around the snowman’s neck.
The larger snowman was made from a recycled coffee whitener bottle. Use the same method as above for the hat/brim but make it slightly larger.
Add twigs for arms. Attach them by poking a tiny hole in each side of the bottle. Poke the stick through the opening til the arms are the desired length. We used twigs from an apple tree in the backyard but you can use whatever twigs you can find; pipe cleaners work well too.
Tadaa! The finished Snowmen. Aren’t they cute?
If you try this project we’d love to see a photo of your creation. Post a photo of your masterpiece on Nana’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GetCreativeWithNana