Video:How to Make a Cottonball Snowmanwith Susan Harding
Want to learn how to make a cottonball snowman craft? Here, see helpful instructions for making cottonball snowman at home.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Cottonball Snowman
Hi I'm Susan Harding, here today with About.com.
Cottonball Snowman Project
Here's an easy way to help your kids bring a little winter cheer from the outside into your home, by creating a snowman out of cotton balls.
Supplies for Cottonball Snowman
For this project, you will need:
- construction paper
- cotton balls
- googly eyes
- chenille stems
- a black marker
- craft foam
- and white paint
Instructions for Making a Cottonball Snowman
First, use the glue to draw three circles on the construction paper…to form the snowman's body.Then, using a popsicle stick, kids can put some glue on each cottonball and if the cottonballs are too large, you may want to tear them into smaller pieces. Have them stick the cottonballs in all of the circles, covering the entire area. Use the black marker to draw a hat on the snowman. Glue the two googly eyes onto the snowman. Cut a small triangle out of orange craft foam for the nose and glue it in place.
More Instructions for Cottonball Snowmen
The kids can then add two or three buttons to the snowman's body.For the snowman's arms, we'll use the chenille stems.Take two pieces - one longer piece and one shorter - and twist them together to create one arm. And do the same to create the other arm. Then glue them in place.
Finally to add a little snowfall, cover the rest of the paper with white dots of paint. Kids may want to try using other materials too. For very young children, you may want to have all of the pieces already cut out before craft time, so they can easily add what they need. They can make a hat out of craft foam, by cutting out a rectangle and a long, thin piece for the brim. And they can make a little scarf, using two long rectangles,one to go on the neck, and the other to hang below it. Now, just wait for the craft to dry, and you're done!
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