How to Make a Charming Recycled Holiday Snowman

The snowman is traditionally built by children whenever the winter season sets in.  The snowman has been a common fixture during the Christmas season and is commonly loved by kids and the kids at heart. 

The snowman has been a common scene dotting many snowy neighborhoods.

However, sometimes it is to cold to go outside. Or, for those living in warming climates, building an outdoor snowman isn’t even a option. So no matter the temperate where you live, you can build your very own snowman with this fun and easy craft project.

Prepare all materials needed for this exciting tutorial:

  • an empty plastic yogurt cup
  • a small styrofoam ball
  • 2 pcs of small to medium buttons
  • 2 pcs soft crafting felt (any color would do)
  • hot glue
  • a black pen
  • a pair of scissors
  • a thin metallic ribbon
  • a piece of light colored construction paper

Step 1:  Cut the flapping edge of the plastic yogurt’s mouth.

Step 2:  Wrap the light colored construction paper around the walls of the plastic yogurt cup.  Apply hot glue at the ends of the paper to permanently seal it to the cup.

Step 3:  Cut the excess paper on the top and the bottom part of the cup.

Step 4:  Cut a long strip of soft purple crafting felt.  The length should be at least 10 to 15  centimeters and the width is at least 2 to 3 centimeters.  This will be the snowman’s scarf.

Step 5: Hot glue the small styro ball on top of the plastic yogurt cup or the body of the snowman.  This will be the snowman’s head.

Step 6:  Wrap the purple scarf around the neck of the snowman or in between the body and the head of the snowman.  Hot glue the scarf to the body to permanently fix it.

Step 7: Hot glue the buttons in the middle of the snowman’s body.

Step 8: Add some details on the scarf by cutting the ends of it.  Create small vertical cuts on the ends of the scarf.

Step 9: Make a small fold that is at least 1 centimeter in width and wrap the craft felt on top of the snowman’s head.  This will be the snowman’s bonnet cap.  Cut the excess craft felt.  Meet the ends of the open bonnet and hot glue it.

Step 10:  Squeeze the open part of the bonnet and tie it together using a metallic ribbon.

Step 11:  Add details to the bonnet by creating small vertical cuts above the metallic ribbon.

Step 12: Add details to the face of the snowman like the eyes, the nose and the sweet smile using a black pen.

Step 13:  Tada!  Finally done!   You can now display your charming holiday snowman!

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The charming snowman is not only a great gift idea, but also a fun holiday décor.  You can make several of this and display them in groups on your side table, center table or even on your office desk.  Hope you liked it!

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