- Arts and Design
Use a Center Hole Punch to Make Bottle Cap Snowmen
Each year before Christmas I like to spend time with my grandkids making a few ornaments or other craft for Christmas. One year we painted angels made from wood. My granddaughter glued those googly eyes on hers. They were so cute!
Another year we wrapped a styrofoam wreath in green, red, and white felt and added red and white costume jewelry pieces--earrings, necklaces, and pendants--to it. They hang it on their door each holiday season.
Grow the Tradition As the Kids Grow
As they get older, I have to think of new things we can make that are more fun for them than the simple "kiddish" crafts. This year we made snowmen from bottle caps! And with any craft project, the right tools make all the difference.
For bottle cap crafts, a center punch tool, like the one shown here on the right, is an easy and safe tool to use to punch holes in metal, like bottle caps or thin metal. A hammer and nail will do the same thing, but this little guy works really well and there's less chance of hammering your thumb, which is important for anyone, especially kids!
How to Make Snowmen from Bottle Caps
The photos below show the snowmen being assembled. This craft is simple to make, takes just a few craft supplies, and is cheap! Here are the supplies needed to make bottle cap snowmen:
- bottle caps (three for each snowman)
- center punch
- flat nose and round nose pliers
- wire cutter
- white, black, and orange craft paint and craft paint brush
- sealer like Mod Podge
Check out the photos for an idea of how to make this simple craft that is fun and great for attaching to gifts as a little something extra!
And be sure to add your own style. We tied rick rack around the snowman's neck to keep him toasty warm! And on one, we used rusty wire to connect the bottle caps and added rusty wire to resemble stick arms. Have fun. Making these snowmen is a blast!
I've selected a few of the craft supplies for you that we used to make the bottle cap snowmen.
This assortment of craft wire will let you make all sort of bottle cap crafts like snowmen.
An assortment of craft paint will transform ho hum bottle caps into whatever you imagine!