Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Activity Week: Plastic Stuffed Snowmen

Until this week, we had not gotten much snow this winter.  So we made some snowmen that require neither snow nor bundling up the family.  Our snowmen were filled with plastic grocery bags instead of actual snow.  Unlike their frosty cousins, these snowmen and snow-women do not melt (at room temperature anyway).

For a miniature version, we used plastic bags, yarn as ties, a little felt scarf, and a permanent marker.  This gal is about 8 inches tall.


And here's the larger snowgirl we created:

Supplies used:
  • hat
  • scarf
  • plastic bags (as stuffing)
  • yarn or plastic strips (as ties)
  • white sheet
  • orange paper (for nose)
  • clothespin (to attach nose)
  • blue plastic caps
  • tape (to attach eyes)

Our unsuspected snow-girl was pounced upon by rambunctious children a few times.  We had fun reassembling and switching out her accessories.  Her tiara is not pictured.


Beth said...

I made snowmen over the holidays, too. I will have to take a picture and show you. :) They're made out of tube socks, rice, and then some trimmings. So fun!

Megan, Maggie, Mama said...

Great! Loved the snowmen. My mom and I used to make life-size skeletons for Halloween every year, out of paper plates. This project reminded me of my own childhood project. I should post a tutorial about making the skeletons. Enjoying your winter fun!