Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowmen - Craft Stick Style



Ahhhhh . . . Christmastime.  I have to say that as my kids get older Christmas gets to be more and more fun every year.  I love it!

And to keep us busy while we're stuck indoors on these cold winter days we've been doing plenty of crafts.

This one was a favorite:





First we painted six sticks white.


Once they were dry we taped them on the back to keep them all together.


After we had the sticks together we drew a line and painted the top black for the hat.  We also painted another stick black.


After waiting for it to dry again we glued on the black stick to finish off the hat and added a ribbon.


Then it was time to glue on those fun googly eyes and draw the face.  My daughter decided to add a star embellishment too.


I just think this might have been my daughters most favorite craft we've done together.  She had so much fun making it and was thrilled with the end result that she created all by herself.  Not only did we have fun making it together but we spent hours afterward making videos and being silly with her snowman.
 
Great project!



And while we had the craft sticks out and were painting we made a few of these little snowman that I found at Crafts by Amanda via Ucreate with Kids.




We did this one during a play date at our house.  The kids thought it was great that they go to pick out what color hat and scarf they wanted and had fun decorating their very own stick snowman.

We used a toothpick for the nose, a 2"x2" piece of felt for the hat, and a small scrap of fleece for the scarf.


Great winter fun!




14 comments:

  1. Found you at Skip to My Lou! These are adorable!! I just bought a big box of popsicle sticks yesterday for another project...and this just added to the to make list! :) Very cute!!

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  2. how cute are these! what a fun project. thanks for sharing this sweet idea.

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  3. So cute. I swear i remember making snowmen just like this when I was in elementary school! Thanks for the cute ideas.

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  4. Wow, this turned out absolutely darling!! I love it!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this...we will be making these this week and I know my kiddos will love them!

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  6. Great idea. I bought a bunch of craft sticks, but by the time we got home I couldn't figure out fun things to do with them. Thanks for the help!

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  7. ooh these are SOOOO cute! I adore them! The puzzle and the individual ones. Gorgeous!


    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/15/kids-get-crafty-christmas-baubles/

    Hope to see you there!

    Maggy

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  8. Both snowmen are so cute. I love the felt hats.

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  9. such a cute idea! I love snowmen!

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  10. Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday!!!

    I featured on you Saturday Shout Outs!

    http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2010/12/saturday-shout-outs_18.html

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  11. Love your Craft Stick Snowman! Since I love snowmen! I would love to include you and your craft in my 1 year blog-anniversary hop at the end of Jan.
    I am a MOM, papercrafter, crafty mom and a snowman lover!
    Would join me?
    Michelle
    ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  12. This is such an awesome craft idea. I'm not surprised that your daughter loved making it. It's adorable :-)

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