Waste Not Snowman Lesson Plan - Crafts for Kids - KinderArt
WASTE NOT SNOWMAN
Submitted by: Amanda Formaro [Amanda is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children.]
There are plenty of crafts you can make from items found around the house, or even those headed for the garbage can. This adorable snowman was created from a condiment bottle, fabric scraps, and lots of imagination.
What You Need:
- Empty glass condiment bottle with lid
- 4-6 sheets of printer scrap paper
- empty film canister
- 2 tiny black pom poms
- small plastic carrot or orange felt
- 2 juice box straws
- 4" x 4" scrap of colorful fabric
- tiny fabric scraps
- small strips of fun fur
- 3/4" wide strip red felt
- red and white glitter glue
- 3 colored buttons
- 6" strip of red satin ribbon
- hot glue or craft glue
What You Do:
Note: If using craft glue instead of Tacky glue, small scraps of white
paper will be needed to help adhere arms to body.
Peel all labels from empty condiment bottle, wash and dry. You may need
to soak the bottle in warm water to help lift the sticker "goo". Using
white (used) paper from your printer, roll up and cut into small pieces.
Fill the bottle with the paper scraps until full, use a pencil (eraser
end) to push down the paper to compact it. Fit in as much paper as you
can to make the bottle look white.
If the lid from the condiment bottle is not black, paint it with tempera
paint or color it with black permanent marker. Glue the film canister to
the condiment lid. Glue strip of red satin ribbon around brim. Trim
Glue 2 tiny black pom poms onto face for eyes. If you don't have pom
poms, draw eyes on with black permanent marker. Glue on plastic carrot
for nose. If you do not have a plastic carrot, simply cut a small
triangle from orange felt and glue on. Glue three colorful buttons onto
belly area. Fringe both ends of red felt strip by cutting small slits
with scissors. Wrap red felt around neck as scarf and glue in place.
Fold the 4" x 4" fabric scrap in half. At the fold, cut out two oval
shaped mittens. Using tiny fabric scraps (oddball sock scraps were used
in this craft) stuff the mitten to give it a little height (see Figure
2). Fold over and glue together, leaving a small opening at the base of
the mitten. Carefully cut out thumbs. Cut small strips of fun fur
(substitute with cotton balls or cotton batting if necessary) to line
the edges of the mittens. Glue in place.
Using 2 bendable juice box straws, cut one end on each straw about 1
inch short of the bend. Next, at the short end, cut a few slits up the
straw to allow the slits to spread out (see Figure 1). Insert long end
of straws into mittens. Add a bit of glue to adhere. Doing one arm at a
time, allowing glue to dry on the first arm before beginning the next,
spread out slits and glue onto side of body. If using craft glue, you
may need to use small scraps of white paper over the top of the straw
slits to help adhere them to the bottle.
Using red glitter glue, fill in gaps of hat brim. Add a small Christmas
tree or red flower to the hat. Carefully fill in holes of buttons with
red glitter glue. Spread a blob of white (or gold) glitter glue onto
your finger. Carefully spread onto the red felt scarf. Use red glitter
glue on fringed ends. Add a small present or ornament (present button is
used in this craft) to one of the mittens.
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