Our Christmas crafting has begun! Monkey is hugely excited about Christmas this year, he loves seeing all the decorations in the shops and was running round one shopping centre shouting “Merry Christmas” to anyone and everyone!
I wanted to harness this excitement so we have been making some lovely Snowman Christmas Decorations.
What you need
Something circular to draw around
Buttons/mini pompom balls
Coloured Foam/card to cut out to make noses and mouths.
First I drew around a plastic cup to make the snowman’s head and body on some card and cut this out.
Monkey then helped me pull apart some cotton wool to make the snow. He helped me cover the snowman with glue and he stuck the snow on.
I then squidged on a few blobs of glue and Monkey added the googly eyes and pompoms for buttons.
We had some random foam shapes which I cut out for noses and mouths. Again I added the glue and Monkey stuck them on. For arms we used a coloured lolly stick.
Monkey decided that the first snowman we made was Mummy (must be something about the happy smile ;)) so is in fact a snow-woman. Of course we then had to make the rest of the family! The Daddy snowman had the addition of a hat, which I drew on before cutting the shape out, and Monkey did some amazing colouring in :).We made a couple of little snow-children for Monkey and LM and there we have it, a snow-family of Christmas Decorations. To hang them on the tree I used a bodkin (big needle) to make a hole and threaded through some wool.
Note: The card I used was a little flimsy so I had to reinforce it with some thin cardboard, from a cereal box. It may be worth making them on cardboard in the first place 🙂