Another craft perfect for short attention spans! Make plenty to populate the table or mantle!

Supplies:

  • Wooden “balls” — we found ours at Michaels. The larger ones have a flat bottom and the smaller are beads.
  • E6000 Glue or Aileen’s Tacky Glue
  • Metal Washer
  • Toothpaste cap
  • Twigs
  • Rhinestones

Note: E6000 glue is serious stuff. Kids should wear gloves and it should be used in a ventilated area. You can also use Aileen’s Tacky Glue, which is safer but may have trouble attaching the arms.
Hat: Glue the toothpaste cap to the center of the washer. Paint with primer. (As I was working inside I used brush on primer, but spray on works better.) When dry, paint the “hat” whatever color you like!

Body: Sit the flat bottom, and center your smaller wooden bead on top, and glue. (The bead hole will be covered by the large ball and the hat.)
Glue on twigs for arms and a few rhinestones for buttons. Glue the hat onto the head.
You’re done! Now go find some Arizona High Country snow to play in, since the White Mountains are just a 2 hour drive from Cadence at Gateway!

Wooden snowmen craft finished product

Wooden snowmen craft for holiday decoration

For other snowmen inspirations, go to http://snowmancrafts.co/30-diy-christmas-crafts-for-kids-to-make/ , http://kaminakapow.com/amigurumi-snowman-pattern/, and https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/239399170/needle-felt-snowman-christmas-decoration?ref=shop_home_active_22
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