A Snowman Kit!
I don’t know about you but making snowmen was my specialty when I was kid. It is one of the first things you learn to do when you are from a snowy climate. My siblings and I would always scrap together anything we could find for our snowman’s face, arms, and clothes. It would make my Mom crazy when we couldn’t find our gloves and scarves knowing that we had used them on our snowmen and we probably wouldn’t recover them until spring.
Last year my sister gave me a snowman kit at our family holiday party. My 3-year old at the time was so excited when it started to snow because he knew it was time to get out the snowman kit. I loved this idea because it got me out in the snow with my little boy creating lasting fun memories of the holiday season. Because I loved this gift so much, I thought I’d share this idea with you!
Snowman gift set includes:
1 top hat
1 fleece scarf
2 twigs for arms
3 pine cones for buttons and ears
2 red pipe cleaners for the mouth
2 large buttons for the eyes
1 carrot for the nose
Any other fun accessories you’d like to add. A fleece mustache or yarn wig would be funny!
I started with the scarf. I made it using fleece fabric, which I got for under $2.00 at my local craft store. It was 60 inches wide and I purchased 9 inches.
I made cuts about 6 inches long along both ends.
Then I tied a knot at the end of each piece.
The hat I got at my local big name craft store. I had planned to make one, but when I saw this rubbery top hat for under $3.00 I had to go for it!
I would love to tell you that I spray painted these lovely pine cones after I gathered them from my yard, but since I was in the desert of Arizona when I put this post together that was not possible. I got these at a craft store 🙂
And some fun crafty things for Frosty’s face and 2 twigs for the arms. The carrot will get wilted after a few weeks but I added it anyway.
Wrapping was so easy!!! I put everything except the arms into the hat and wrapped it up in cellophane.
Then I tied it up and incorporated the twig arms into the bow!
I’m sure the neighbor kids will be waiting with excitement for the next big storm, just like Corey was when we got our snowman kit!