The winter in the south means a bunch of flip-flop weather for a few long months. It’s cold, wet, and rainy, and my kiddos don’t want anything to do with any outdoor activities. So when the weather is less than ideal, it can be really difficult to keep my kiddos occupied when they’re at home. But when I feel like nothing else is working, some good old fashion crafts are my go-to for keeping my kiddos busy! And this craft has to be one of my top favorites. It’s cute, fun, and super easy to make! We’re excited to feature this sock snowman by Easy Peasy and Fun. Here’s how to get started on your DIY sock snowman:
- 1 white sock
- 1 sock in color for the hat
- rubber bands (or thread)
- colorful buttons
- glue gun
- markers or paint
- orange pom poms
- Start by filling your white sock with rice. You will need a hefty amount (we were quite surprised to see how much rice can go into one sock).
- Once you are happy with the amount (and size) of your sock snowman tie the top with the rubber band.
Take another rubber band and place in the middle – more to the upper side – of the rice-filled sock to form the head shape.
- Now glue the buttons to the bottom side by using a glue gun (glue dots do a fairly good job too).
- Draw the mouth and eyes with a black marker or with black paint.
- We also added pink cheeks (Crayola washable paints were great for the job). We made the nose out of two orange pom poms – turned out amazing.
- Add a ribbon for the scarf – we fount that glue dots and glue gun work best for ribbons, while other glues kind of fail miserably. You can cut off excess white sock (or you can tuck it in the hat we will be making next).
- Cut the colored sock (we cut the foot part, without heel). Roll it a bit and place it on the head of your snowman. You can leave it as it is or you can secure it with some glue.
This DIY sock snowman craft is perfect winter home decor or a great gift for teachers or friends! What are some of your favorite winter crafts to do with your family? Let us know in the comments below!
Tutorial via Easy Peasy and Fun.