this craft is a bit more time consuming
all three kids said "that is AWESOME!" when i showed them.
sean said "it's so creative!"
i saw one at the hallmark store that was similar but clearly mass produced & i thought "i bet i could make that"
so we did!
i did this step apart from when the kids were working.
i carved a hole in the foam that was exactly the size of the top of the ornament where it hangs from.
i used a screwdriver....? it was what i found in my drawer.
the foam is really soft and easy to work with.
it will look like that.
take the silver ornament hanger off the ornament.
make a cone with paper and fill your ornament with fake snow....as much or as little as you want.
this stuff goes everywhere so the cone was the least messy way we found to work.
add hot glue to the top of the ornament... around the top ring.
then you IMMEDIATELY push the foam ball that was hollowed out onto the ornament.
it should be tight... i had to help annie.
we made hats by cutting a circle of black paper for the brim and rolled paper to fit inside the silver ornament hanger.
and hot glued it all together.
there is a close up picture of the hats below.
cut a strip of fabric or felt for a scarf about 12" long.
tie it around the head in a knot.
we cut some "fringe" on the ends.
the faces are painted onto the head before the hats are glued on.
and buttons on their tummies.
and we added a little scrap of fabric or felt for the hat.
(p.s. mine is the one with the really wide set eyes...i like my snowmen that way. :)
for this hat we hot glued felt around the head and tied the top together.
then snipped the end into fringe.
we watched frosty the snowman tonight on tv.
man....frosty returns was on afterwards....ummm....yuck.
how did that movie become a "classic?"
we watched "it's a Wonderful Life" last night.
i cried from the start.
love that movie.
but i fell asleep at the last 10 minutes.
like...i was out cold...missed the best part.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
you make a difference.
your heart is big.