Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Frosty the Doorstop


How cute is this snowman (snowgirl?)? I was so pleased to find it in a special gift wrapped just for me on Christmas... made with love by my 10 year old niece, Lauren. She originally intended on giving it to my mom (her grandma) for Christmas, but by the time she completed it, she decided to give it to Aunt Michele instead! The perks of having a craft/food blog!

I intend on keeping my snowgirl out all winter long... and maybe even then some!

Lauren saw the how-to for this snowman door stop in Family Fun Magazine.

CRAFT MATERIALS:

Keyhole-shaped paver (available at many home improvement stores) *
Paintbrush
White and black acrylic paint
Orange modeling clay
Superglue
Fleece (or other scrap material-- Lauren used a strip of an old sweater)
Pipe cleaner
Two 1 1/2-inch pom-poms
Rubber band
Felt

Directions:

1. Rinse off the paver to remove any loose bits of dirt or cement. Paint it white and let it dry. If needed, apply a second coat and let it dry completely.

2. Lay the paver flat and paint on the eyes, mouth, and buttons. Let the face dry, then mold a clay nose and affix it with superglue (a parent's job).

3. Cut a fleece scarf (ours measures 1 by 22 inches) and tie it in place. For the earmuffs, bend a 5-inch piece of pipe cleaner into an arc. Superglue the ends to either side of the head and the pom-poms over the ends (a parent's job), then wrap the rubber band around the snowman's head to hold the earmuffs in place until the glue dries.

4. To protect indoor floors, superglue a small piece of felt to the base of the snowman.

1 comment:

Haley said...

How cute! What a sweet niece :)