Friday, December 15, 2017

Handmade Christmas Day 6 A Wood Snowman

It is snowing tonight so the boys will be excited to build a real snowman tomorrow. In the meantime though I made this cute wood snow man for our porch. I did this project pretty much on my own but it is simple enough for the kids to help with.

For this project I used:
A piece of wood that I painted white my wood was about 5" wide and 33" long.
Small medium and large pom poms
Scrap of material for scarf.
Fake snow if you don't have any real snow

Once my paint dried I put the snowman's hat on. I used an infant (3-6 month size) that I found in the winter clothes box that of course no longer fits either of the boys. I then glued on the face. I used large pom poms for the eyes and nose and small and medium for the month.
I then glued on his scarf and buttons and last his arms. I thought he would be cute in this pot that is on the front porch and since there wasn't any snow in it yet I sprinkled some fake snow in the pot with him.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day 5 Sometimes You Fail

Day 5 project was totally a whim and sometimes that doesn't work out so well. So it started like this I had this snow stuff that I had gotten for another project. I had the thought that the kids would love snow globes. I had these plastic jars that some food had come in and were now gone. I got them all cleaned up scrubbed the labels off. Which by the way coconut oil works really for. Well I forgot that in a snow globe there is some kind of liquid that makes the snow fall all pretty our snow just kind of made a big plop all at once. I was thinking this would be a great way to use their little trees they made yesterday. While the display looks cute it doesn't snow. On top of the project really not working I got super glue on the the table and then some paper stuck to the super glue so today one project I am working on is redoing the table. On the bright side the globe still looks pretty and the table needed redone any way it is just getting done sooner now.

And last thought for now I think maybe I need to blog more writing this out it really doesn't seem like the big deal that it was in mind yesterday. Things really could have gone a lot worse.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 4 Pine Cone Trees

I loved this project because with what materials the boys were given there wasn't really any way it could turn out different than the perfect looking image of the the project in my head yet each one is different. Painting and glitter always seems to be a hit with them. A project is fun if it involves either, so they were happy to get to do both. This project was a win win.

For this project you will need:
Pine cone
Green paint
Hot glue
Small pom pom balls

This one is fun and really pretty simple paint the pine cone green before the paint dries sprinkle on the glitter then glue on the pom pom balls.

Painting is pretty serious but fun!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Handmade Christmas Day 3

I enjoyed making these little sock snowmen today with my little crafters. I loved seeing their creativity on this project. For this project we used those extra socks that seemed to have mysteriously disappeared or been eaten by the dryer.

For this project you will need
White sock
Design or colored socks
2 rubber bands
Coffee beans (eyes) and coffee bean crumbs (mouth)
Mini clothes pin
Orange marker
Pom pom balls
Fleece,felt or other material scraps (for scarf)

First fill the white sock with rice, secure top with rubber band then put a rubber band around middle to make "snowballs you are now ready to get creative and decorate your snowman.

Haha just noticed his wearing the same shirt as day 2 guess he likes that one!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Day 2 Handmade Christmas

Only the second day and I am already behind a day. For day 2 we made clothes pin snowflakes.

For this project you need:
6 (or more) clothes pins
White/clear glitter
Hot glue gun
Elmer's glue
String or ribbon


1: take clothes pins apart

2: glue together flat sides with hot glue

3: arrange snowflake and glue together with hot glue.

4: cover tops of clothes pins with Elmer's glue and sprinkle with glitter

5:Once the glitter and glue is dry turn over and attach the string/ribbon to hang.