Now that the weather has gotten chillier, the town I live in can expect snow any day, even if the rest of the world is still enjoying fall and not quite ready for winter yet. That’s why I always find myself making winter themed crafts with my kids rather early in the year! They just love snow so much that they’re already looking forward to it before it has even arrived. This adorable styrofoam snowman project was actually such a hit in my house that I couldn’t help making another one so I could lay out the whole process for others to follow along and learn how it’s made as well.
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For this project, you’ll need:
- Two white styrofoam crafting balls (one smaller than the other)
- A glue stick
- Markers (red and black)
- Black paper
- Red yarn
- A red ribbon
- Two googly eyes
- A toothpick
- A brown pipe cleaner
- Brown crepe paper
Gather your materials!
Cut a rectangular strip from your crepe paper about an inch wide and two inches long. Apply glue on one side and fold the strip in half width-wise, so it stays the same length but ends up doubled over and half as wide as it was before.
Now apply glue across this new surface once more, but this time only along the right side. Place your toothpick across the paper in line with the top edge, so it lies perpendicular to the strip. I made sure the tip of my toothpick only went as far across the trip as the glue did, leaving the otherwise untouched. Wrap the top edge around the toothpick and the roll the toothpick downward, keeping things as even as you can, until you’ve rolled the entire strip around the end of the toothpick.
Use your scissors to cut the loose part of the crepe paper roll you just made, which sits just past the tip of the toothpick on the end you just rolled, into little strips, almost like a fringe. You’ve just made your snowman’s broom, complete with bristles!