When I scheduled this “Melted Snowman” craft, I had no idea how appropriate it would be.
Happy New Year everyone…welcome to my first post 0f 2014!
I have two fun, easy “Snowman Crafts” today to do with the kiddos, grand kiddos, or big kiddos.
Is this guy cute, or what?
Between the 5 day power outage over Christmas, and recored below freezing temps. now…
this “Melted Snowman” reminds me of us!
We were so cold over Christmas that I think my bones have been aching from it.
Lets just say we have been defrosting ever since.
Then yesterday, we ventured out to see the movie “Frozen”.
Has Mr. Freeze put a spell on us or something???
It was a great movie, but holy igloos…it is cold here.
We were watching the temperature fall on the way home…8, 7, 6, degrees.
It’s only a 15 minute drive people!!!
Crazy weather we are having, that’s for sure.
Must be all that global warming. HA!
I displayed our Mr. Melted Snowman over the holidays.
He still looks great though, and everyone gets a kick out of him.
To make Mr. Melted Snowman:
You will need a glass bowl, vase, or fish bowl.
I sprinkled confectioners sugar for the snow, but flour, salt, or even powdered laundry detergent would work.
The eyes & buttons are peppercorns.
The sticks are from our yard.
The hat I found in my daughters Barbie toys (you could make a flat one out of black paper).
The carrot is an orange tooth pick.
The hardest part were the gloves & scarf. I chose a bright color from left over fabric. I cut the mittens and scarf free hand. You could also cut fringe on the ends for the scarf if you like. Plaid would be cute too.
Then I added a burnt match for the fun of it.
Once you have all of your supplies, carefully form a mound and place everything in your own special way.
Next, I have a recipe for play dough that I received in college.
While studying to become a teacher, a very smart professor had all of us student teachers make it at home.
I thought the guy was nuts at first, then I realized the guy was a genius.
- 2 Cups Flour
- 2 Cups Warm Water
- 1 Cup Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Oil (I used veg.)
- 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
- optional: food coloring
Add ingredients into a medium pot on the stove. Mix w/wood spoon while turning flame on low. Slowly it WILL turn into play dough before your eyes. Keep mixing until it pulls away from sides. Take off flame and carefully (it will be hot!) form your ball of play dough. Store at room temp. in plastic bag.
Both snowman crafts are great for snow days.
Stay warm everyone!
I’ll be back soon~
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Aw, the Mr. Melted Snowman is SO cute!! I liked your blue family too, looks like you’re having some fun over there!! Stay warm and happy new year Julie!
Julie, the melted snowman is really cute. But, all the outside snow isn’t…LOL
Oh I love the melted snowman… so cute!
I love snowmen ~ I used to have a collection. Yours are so cute especially the littled Mr. Melted!
I just made your play dough recipe for my granddaughter, and it came out beautifully. We added a drop of red food coloring and a drop of lavender essential oil. Thanks for the post she is four and was delighted!
Awwww! Thank you for sharing this with me, so happy your granddaughter enjoyed it!