Get Creative This Holiday Season With Kids Christmas Crafts
Each year, when the holidays arrive, we see our to-do lists triple in size. These can range from decorating the house, to baking a pie for yet another holiday party you couldn't get out of, to making sure you've purchased a gift for everyone on that long list that seems to grow longer every year.
This year, skip one of those dreaded holiday parties. Instead, pig out on some freshly baked cookies and create some fun Kids Christmas Crafts with. Need some ideas for a simple and fun Christmas craft for kids? We've got the perfect one and it involves a snowman.
How To Make A Paint Stick Snowman In 5 Easy Steps
Introducing: The Paint Stick Snowman! A simple, no-mess, low-cost Christmas craft for kids that can be made in 5 easy steps! Kids can let their creativity shine, as no paint stick snowman ever looks alike and parents won't have a huge mess to clean up. It's a win-win for everyone. So what supplies do you need and how do you make it? We've got you covered with a short list of supplies (some optional), and 5 simple steps on how to make a paint stick snowman!
|1 Paint Stir Stick||White Paint||Black Paint||1 Popsicle Stick|
|Googly Eyes||Buttons||Curling Ribbon/Fabric||Foam Sheet (orange & red)|
|Sparkles (optional)||Glue/Glue Stick||Scissors||Hole Puncher (optional)|
Step 1: Paint the top 4 1/2" of the paint stir stick black on the front and back. Don't forget the sides. Not in the mood to measure? No problem. Most paint stir sticks have a slight curve on them at one end. Paint the stick black from the top down to the bottom of the curve. Once you're finished, paint your popsicle stick black.
Step 2: Paint the remainder of the paint stir stick white on both the front and back. Remember to paint those sides! If you'd like to put some sparkles on, this is the perfect time. Just sprinkle your favorite color on while the paint's still wet!
Step 3: Once the paint has dried, it's time to put your snowman's hat on. Take your painted popsicle stick and glue it where the white and black paint meet. We recommend using glue or a glue gun. Though it's a bit more messy, it holds up much better than using a glue stick. Add any extra embellishments you'd like. We kept it simple, adding a Christmas Holly dimensional sticker to our snowman's hat.
Step 4: This is where you'll bring your snowman to life. Grab your glue stick and give your snowman some googly eyes. Get your orange foam sheet and cut out a nose only fit for a snowman. Orange felt also works great. With your red foam sheet, use a hole puncher to achieve perfectly round circles for your snowman's mouth. We chose red, but feel free to use any color of foam, felt, paint, markers or anything else you'd like to give your snowman the perfect smile. Last but not least, bundle up your snowman with your 3 favorite buttons.
Step 5: Grab the curling ribbon color of your choice, wrap it around your snowman and tie it 2 to 3 times. (It's the perfect time to work on those shoe-tying skills). You can leave your ribbon as is or use your scissors to curl it. Instead of curling ribbon, you can also use a small piece of fabric to give your snowman an extra cuddly scarf. Add a small magnet to the top and bottom of your snowman stick to turn it into a fun magnet that you can hang on the refrigerator for the holiday season!
That's it. You're finished. You just created your very own paint stick snowman just in time for Christmas. How'd you do? We'd love to see your photos of how your paint stick snowman turned out! Take a photo and share it on our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram with the hashtag #paintsticksnowman
What other snowman crafts or Christmas Crafts have you created? What are your favorite Christmas crafts for kids to make? We'd love to hear how your creativity comes out when you make Christmas crafts!
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