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How to make a snowman craft from egg cartons
Winter crafts are great activities for kids when the weather is cold and they cannot go and play outside. Their mind may be set on making a snowman but if there is no snow or the snow is frozen too hard, what can you do? Make a snowman from egg carton!
What you need for this craft
- egg carton
- thick cardboard
- white and black acrylic paint (or other colours)
- white glue
- brown pipe cleaner
- googly eyes
- play dough
- a small piece of fabric
- big scissors
- small pointed scissors
- paint brush
- glue gun
How to make the snowman
Separate the cells of the egg carton.
Cut the edge of each cell to form small "cups".
Put white glue on the edge of one cell.
Then, glue two cells together so that the edges match as closely as possible.
Then glue a third cell on the ball to form the snowman's face.
Draw a circle on thick cardboard and cut it out. The circle must be about 1/2 inch bigger than the egg carton cell on all sides.
Glue the fourth cell in the center of the cardboard circle.
Paint the body and the head in white and let dry. If necessary, add a second coat.
Paint the hat in a colour of your choice, e.g. black.
Make branches from pieces of pipe cleaner. Start by cutting the pipe cleaner in half. Then cut each half into two uneven pieces.
You will end up with four pieces of pipe cleaner, two long and two short.
Take a long piece and a short piece, and twist the short piece around the other, closer to one end of the long piece.
Do the same with the other two pieces of pipe cleaner.
Make a hole on each side of the body of the snowman. Put a dab of hot glue in the hole and
push a branch in the hole.
Do the same on the other side.
Glue the googly eyes with the glue gun. Glue a carrot made of clay or cardboard also with the glue gun.
To create the mouth of the snowman, use the back of a brush with a slender handle. Dip the tip of the handle into the paint and then paint dots where desired. Proceed in the same way to paint buttons on the front of snowman.
If desired, take a remnant of fabric and make a scarf to put around the neck of the snowman.