Recycling project: Frosty the Snowman

After the busy months leading up to Christmas, I finally had time to put together a recycling craft project.  This adorable little snowman is dedicated to my daughter who for the past week has woken up every morning convinced that she will find snow on the ground.  Since mother nature has been letting her down, I decided that I would surprise her with a Frosty the Snowman that will not melt in the sun!

All you need is an empty drinkable yogurt bottle, some scraps of foam and felt, a carrot nose and viola –  you have FROSTY THE SNOWMAN!

You will need:
White drinkable yogurt bottle (I used Actimel)
Scraps of red felt
Scraps of black craft foam
Google eyes
Orange paint
Tooth pick
Small foam ball
Black acrylic paint
Hot glue gun

Let’s get started:
Step 1: Put a little bit of sand in the yogurt bottle. This is important otherwise it will be top heavy and fall over after assembled:(.
Step 2: Cut out a length of red felt. Trim the end so that it looks like the fringe of a scarf.

Step 3: Glue foam ball and scarf on top of bottle.

Step 4: Glue on google eyes.

Step 5: Cut out a circle from the black craft foam. From the inside of the first circle cut out a smaller circle (this will be the top of the hat). Cut out a rectangle from the foam which will be the band of the hat.

Step 6: Assemble the hat by glueing the band closed on one end and insert into the hole of the larger circle. Glue the smaller circle on the top of the assembled hat. Glue onto the foam ball.

Step 7: Bend two brown chenille stems so that they look like twig arms.

Step 8: Poke a hole in both sides of the bottle.

Step 9: Slide one end of the chenille stem arm into a hole. Repeat with other arm.

Step 10: Use black acrylic paint to add decorations.

Step 11: Use the tip of a toothpick that you have painted orange as a carrot nose!

Maybe we will still get some snow before the winter is over but in the meantime we have created a fun companion for these snow free days!

Take care

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