Create a darling Snow Family for the holidays. This is project is a great one for kids and parents alike. The snowmen are a snap to create, so heat up some hot cocoa and get to work! This is a great project for children. Spread out the embellishments and paint and let them go crazy decorating their snow people. You will be amazed by the creative ideas they will come up with! Laura Bray designed this project with Apple Barrel paints and Styrofoam. Below you will find all the supplies needed along with their step by step instructions. This project is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Enjoy!
Apple Barrel Paint-20504 Black, 20589 Harvest Orange
Stryofoam Balls™ in small, medium and large sizes, Craft glue, Pipe Cleaners, Fabric scraps, Ribbon, Snowflake brads
- Select the sizes of the snow people you want to make. Styrofoam™ balls come in many sizes, so you could make really large snow people or very small. Use a large ball as the base of your snow person and a smaller ball as the head. I even used a tiny ball to create a bun on the head of my “mommy” snow woman. Glue the balls together. If you find that the balls are slipping while the glue dries, run a toothpick through the balls to hold them in place.
- Once you have your snow people put together, the fun can begin! Use Apple Barrel paints to create eyes, noses and mouths. You could even paint buttons on the body of your snow people!
- Use pipe cleaners to create arms and, if you don’t want to paint the noses on, cut small pieces of orange pipe cleaners as carrot noses. Pipe cleaners can be pushed into the balls, no glue needed!
- Use fabric scraps, ribbons and brads to dress your snow people.
Project Tip: For painting the faces and other fine detail work, use a toothpick instead of a paintbrush. If children are painting, be sure to clip off the sharp end before allowing them to use the toothpick.