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Styrofoam Snowpeople

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In the spirit of the season, here is a fun little craft that you can make with your kids. Styrofoam snowpeople!

They are easy to make, fun to embellish and family friendly. Go make something with your kids, you won't regret it.
Besides, you won`t just have an awesome craft for your labours, you will have a great memory too.



 
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Step 1: Gather Some Stuff

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You will only need a couple of things to make these adorable little snow people.

Materials
  • Assortment of Styrofoam balls - from dollar store
  • bamboo skewers - from kitchen drawer
  • some scrap wood - I used pieces of kindling wood
  • embellishments - we used mainly buttons, pipe-cleaners, ribbon, and markers,  but let your imagination go wild.

Tools
  • a hot glue gun - parents only
  • some sand paper 
  • small hand saw
  • white glue
  • x-acto knife - adults only


Step 2:

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Start with your scrap of wood. These little guys are light, so you don't need much of a stand. I cut my pieces to be roughly square. I did not even measure. This is craft time.

Sand them down to get rid of any rough edges. This is a perfect project for a child to cut their teeth on sandpaper...erm, that is to say give it a go. The pieces are perfect size for their smaller hands, so they aren't overwhelmed with manipulating the wood and can concentrate on what it is that the sand paper is actually doing.

Step 3: Cut Supports

Line up three styrofoam balls in either ascending or descending order, totally your choice. Just lie them down and do a quick measure with a bamboo skewer. You want your support to extend a little beneath the snowman, but do not want it to protrude through the head, so a measure the same as the three balls is about right. Make a mark, cut the skewer. Do this for as many snowmen as you were thinking about making. We made six, in three different lengths.
Cute. great article.
canucksgirl2 years ago
With a corn cop pipe and a button nose, er... eyes :D

Very cute. I LOVE snowmen. Yours are great.
fjordcarver (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Thanks!
ChrysN2 years ago
Great looking snowmen!
fjordcarver (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thanks so much. Cheers.
Very cute snowman family!
fjordcarver (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
aw shucks.
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Festive, fun and easy to do!
fjordcarver (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
And here i was thinking....lol. are you trying to create a monster? Thank you mike. As always.Thank you much.
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