|Left, the snowman before his features are glued on and painted. Right, the finished result.|
This little snowman balances snowballs and one tiny red bird on his arms and hat. He has faux black coal bits for eyes and buttons and a bright orange carrot for a nose. He's a jolly cute addition for any Christmas tree this holiday season.
- white cotton balls
- white school glue
- paper egg carton
- acrylic paints: orange, green, red and black
- masking tape
- wire for the hanger
- transparent glitter
- crush three balls from the newsprint and cover these with masking tape.
- Tape the snowball body parts together.
- Poke holes where ever you would like his arms to be with the tip of your scissors.
- Squeeze a generous portion of white glue into these holes and press the Q-tip arms inside the cavities. Let the body dry.
- Unravel a generous portion of white cotton balls.
- Apply white glue to the masked surfaces of your snow persons body and wrap the cotton around the form excluding the O-tip arms.
- Apply maybe three to four layers of cotton batting always layering it with white glue.
- Cut a little paper cap from the egg carton and glue this to the top of his head.
- shape a carrot nose, coal eyes and buttons, plus snowballs and a small bird from the cotton batting. Ad small amounts to the batting as you do this and let these tiny parts dry.
- Glue on the miniature features and let the snowman dry thoroughly before painting him.
- Paint his features using fast drying paints.
- Apply one last coat of white glue to his body and sprinkle on top some transparent glitter.