The other day, I made this adorable sock snowman for my daughter. Isn’t it the cutest thing? This winter craft activity requires no sewing, uses simple craft materials, and is a perfect way to use up those lonely socks that somehow made their way out of the laundry room without a partner.
Peanut is obsessed with building snowmen outdoors whenever we get snow and loved this no-melt version right away. She requested for a snowman friend and we turned it into a fun activity to do together – we ended up making a whole snowman family!
I had most of the supplies around the house, but if you don’t, they can be easily found at your local dollar store.
What you’ll need (to make 1 snowman):
- 1 white sock
- 1 coloured sock
- Rubber bands
- A black marker
- Elmer’s glue or a hot glue gun
- Pom poms
- Fill the white sock with rice. The more rice you add, the taller and chunkier your snowman will be.
- Once you have the desired size, tie the top with a rubber band, then cut off the excess sock.
- Use a second rubber band to section off the head from the body.
- Draw in the eyes and mouth with a marker. I used a tiny pom pom for the nose using a hot glue gun (see below for alternatives if you’re involving kids).
- Accessorize your snowman! This is the fun part. I cut a small section of the coloured sock to make the hat. Then using a hot glue gun, I secured a ribbon as the scarf, and some spare buttons for the outfit.
Modifications & Tips for Kids:
- To prevent rice spills in Step 1, I made a simple funnel out of construction paper.
- Instead of a hot glue gun, Peanut used Elmer’s Glue to glue the pom poms and ribbons. I also found some buttons with adhesives on the back from the dollar store, which is a great option for kids to use.
- You can always reinforce some of the accessories with a glue gun afterwards if you want the snowman to last longer from playing.
There was SO much imaginative play afterwards!
I hope you can give this a try during this quarantined holiday season.
Thanks for reading and happy holidays!