Clothespin Snowmen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

These little snowman ornaments are easy to make. The kids will have a ball and can hang their creation on the tree this year, or anywhere else you choose!

You will need

wooden clothespins

1 1/8″ wood circles

3/4″ x 5/8″ wooden spools

craft wire ribbon or material scrap

acrylic paint in black*, white, and orange

white craft glue

small foil Christmas tree or other embellishment

*You can use a black marker instead of paint if you prefer.

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What you do

// Paint the clothespin with white acrylic paint. Allow to dry and repeat for a second coat. Glue the spool to the center of the wood circle. Paint the spool and circle black. Glue the dry black hat to the top of the dry white clothespin. Cut a piece of craft wire long enough to form a hanger for your ornament (approx 6″-8″). Wrap the ends of the craft wire around the “neck” of the clothespin, creating a loop. With the wire loop at the back, wrap a scrap of material or ribbon around the neck and tie for a scarf, covering any exposed craft wire. Using a small paintbrush, or even a toothpick, dot on eyes, mouth and buttons with black paint. Use orange for the nose and glue foil tree to the hat. Hang! To see our Clothespin Santas, click here !

Recommended Reading:

I run a daycare in Darlington WI and we loved this book . I found crafts that 3 year olds could do and crafts that my older kids could do to. I also purchased the Thanksgiving craft book. Both books are wonderful and would recomend them to everyone,every age.The book uses usual household items so it is also cost effective. (courtesy Amazon)

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