Monday, December 10, 2012

Secret Ranter (oops sorry) Santa





I wrote a ranty blog post, then I deleted it. That's the best Christmas gift I can give to you!

Instead here is a silly fun thing to make with the kids. 
Enjoy the break if you are having one and see you in the New Year :)

How to make a Secret Snowman:

You will need:
  • Cardboard tube
  • Dacron or cotton wool
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Card
  • Small twigs
  • Things to decorate it with: buttons, coloured paper
  • Lollies or dried fruit (depending on your Xmas diet!)

1)      Cut 3cm off a cardboard tube
2)      To make the body: cover the tube in Dacron or cotton wool – and glue it into place.
3)      Make a head from a circle of Dacron/cotton wool pulled into make a ball. I found it easiest to sew this; hand stitch around the outside edge and pull it tight- stuffing the middle first. Tie it off tight.
4)      Glue the body to a piece of card. I used green, cut into an uneven shape. Glue another strip of Dacron/cotton wool around the base of the body so that it looks nice and rounded.
5)      Decorate the face: black beads or card for eyes, a bit of orange chenille stick for a nose, a red mouth from card or craft foam, buttons from beads (or tiny buttons) and two small twigs for arms. If you are feeling adventurous you can make a little top hat from card.
6)      Fill the body with sweet treats and put the head on. 


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