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Glittering Snowman Ornaments

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Delight your friends and family with a handmade gift.  (Then amaze them when you inform them it was made out of none other than...toilet paper!)  That's right, toilet paper!  These glittering snowman ornaments are so adorable, no one would ever guess their main 'ingredient'.
They are quick, simple, and inexpensive to make.  The tri-fecta of crafts!
Please be warned, there are a few steps that definitely will require an adult to help.  Hot glue, and glass glitter are two essentials to this project, but not exactly safe for little ones.
Be careful! 
Be creative! 
Have fun!
 
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Step 1:

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Step One: Get all of your supplies gathered. 
10 (or so) squares of toilet paper
water to wet the toilet paper
white paint
black paint
orange paint
glass glitter
glue (regular school glue)
small paint brush
glue gun
glue stick for glue gun
toothpick
fabric strip or ribbon
foil (to protect your surface and easy clean-up)

Step 2:

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Step two: Get about 10 squares of toilet paper, and wet it down with water. WATER!  Then, squeeze out as much of the water as possible, and form into a tight ball.
At this point, set it aside somewhere safe and let it dry completely for a few days.

Step 3:

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Step 3: Paint!
Once completely dry, put a coat of white paint on the entire ornament. 
Let that dry. Next, use a toothpick to paint your friendly snowman's face.

Step 4:

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Step 4: Glitter!
Add a few drops of water to school glue and mix. (Adding water will just make the glue a little thinner so it won't  cover up your snowman's face.)  Use your paint brush and apply glue all over the ornament.  While the glue is still wet, roll it in the glass glitter flakes.
Allow that to dry.  Now it is time to hot glue your fabric strip or ribbon to the top.

Step 5:

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Step 5: You are ready to give your finished gift! 
ChrysN1 year ago
Cute snowman!
NErDy NErDs (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thank you!