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How to Make Sock Snowmen

Are you looking for super fun crafts that will keep your kids busy this holiday season while they enjoy some time off school? Then these adorable little snowmen are exactly what you need! On top of being great decor, they’re also a fun way to upcycle old pairs of socks.

Check out these surprisingly simple steps for making your very own rice-filled snowman, complete with cute buttons and a winter hat, from your old socks!

Step 1

Gather your supplies. You’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Super glue
  • One large sock
  • Sewing pins
  • Small buttons
  • Scrap fabric
  • White thread
  • 1 kg of rice
  • Roll of duct tape

How to make sock snowmen

Step 2

Cut the sock in two just below the heel by a few inches and set the half with the toe aside.

How to make sock snowmen first step

Step 3

Turn the sock inside out.

How to make sock snowmen turn sok inside out

Step 4

Tie the cute end of the sock closed very tightly with a piece of white thread.

How to make sock snowmen tie the cute end

Step 5

How to make sock snowmen step 5

Step 6

Pull the sock through the middle of the roll of duct tape and roll the edges over so the sock opens like a funnel.

How to make sock snowmen pull the sock through

Step 7

Fill your sock with rice. The more rice you add, the more bumpy your snowman will be so that it looks like packed snow. Remember not to over fill! You still need to be able to close it.

How to make sock snowmen rice fill

Step 8

Before you close the top, stand the sock so the tied part is on the bottom and carefully shape a head by shaping and pinching the sock a few inches below the opening.

How to make sock snowmen stand the sock

Step 9

Tie the top of the sock closed with another piece of white thread, knitting it tightly.

How to make sock snowmen tie the top of sock

Step 10

Where you shaped the “neck” earlier to mark the size of your snowman’s head, tie another thread. Pull as tightly as your rice will allow and knot the thread so the rice doesn’t slip through and make your snowman’s head shrink.

How to make sock snowmen neck

Step 11

Cut some scrap fabric and tie it around your snowman’s neck as a scarf.

How to make sock snowmen scrap fabric

Step 12

Fold the cut edge of your sock’s toe (or the toe of another coloured or patterned sock) upward a few times like a hat cuff.

How to make sock snowmen edge of sock

Step 13

Place the folded sock toe on your snowman’s head like a little toque.

How to make sock snowmen craft

Step 14

Glue buttons down the front of your snowman’s tummy for some cute detail.

How to make sock snowmen add buttons

Step 15

Give your snowman a face using markers, fabric paint, or sewing pins with coloured ends!

How to make sock snowmen fabric

Have you made other versions of the sock snowmen and you loved how they turned out? Did you follow this tutorial and create a cute little troupe? Link us to pictures of your work in the comments section!

Sources: HandimaniaWorthy to KnowDreamsThe Crafting JournalSnapguideLil Blue BooWikihowV8 JuiceBusy Creating MemoriesBusy Being Jennifer.