“Snowball Fun Time Friends”
I wanted to make something that went with the snow for this weeks craft. We got some awhile back, but it’s now melting. Hoping for more, soon! Figured that since we haven’t got too much, and weren’t able to actually go outside and have snowball fights for real, I’d make some little guys that could pretend to have one for us.
These were very easy to make, and are a great way to reuse old gloves, etc. that you only have one piece of the set. Who doesn’t have that pile in their laundry room of the gloves and socks, that are missing their friend? 🙂 I first saw this on Family Corner’s site and thought it would be fun to make…just a little differently! 🙂
I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!
- (1) Small Glove/Mitten
- (1) Baby Sock
- 1.5″ wooden ball or knob
- Small Pom-Pom’s (White)
- Fabric/Felt Scraps
- Mini Facial Accessories
- Glue Gun
- & Time!
I started by pushing the thumb portion of the glove into itself. This is a part that is not needed. You are welcome to glue it, or sew it shut, if you wish – but I found that when you fold the top over later, it pretty much covers it up.
Next, I used some batting that I had to stuff the glove. Making sure to do the middle fingers a bit larger than the others, since they will be the legs.
Next, I folded the wrist portion over a few times, to resemble a turtle-neck type sweater.
I felt that the “neck” portion was a bit too large, so I glued the back together with the front and sides to reduce the amount of space in the front.When the glue dries, use the wooden ball (or a doorknob like I used) and glue it to the top.I then glued the two outside “fingers” together to become the arms.Now, he has his head on, and his arms together! I then used a piece of scrap felt to cut a “scarf”, and tied that around their neck.Next, using a baby sock, I folded the top over to form a “brim”, and then cut it about 2-3″ above, to be the top of the hat.After that, I used some craft floss that was about the same color of the sock, and I tied the top of the “hat” tight to close it up.Using a glue gun, I just added a dot to the front of the “head” to attach the front of the hat, then added a bit of stuffing to the inside. I then added a small line of glue at the bottom of the back of the head, and secured the back of the hat into place.To allow this little guy to “see”, I added some mini googly eyes. If you have the skill of painting or drawing a face, you could always do that instead. (I didn’t want to torture the poor guy, because my drawing/painting skills are horrible.) I then used a small hole punch to make a little “nose” and glued that onto the front, as well.Now, I wanted to try drawing a little bit…but verified why I don’t do this…and made a “mouth” on the “face”.Using some small white pom-pom’s, I added dots of glue to his arms and then to each of the pom-poms to make a pile of “snow”.Now he’s ready to go out with his friends, and show them how to have a “fun time”!!Hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
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These are just too cute! I have a few lonely mittens laying around that would make great Snowball friends! Love it!
These are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope you’ll party with us again this Friday.
Adorable! Love how you repurposed the sock and glove for your craft this week. I am pretty sure I have some orphan socks and gloves that would be perfect for a project like this. Have a great week!
Thanks Andrea – if you make one, send me a picture!!
How absolutely clever and creative! LOVE them… So stinking cute!
I love it, Rose, because I can use it for the whole season!! So cute! I need to make something that would actually make the arms move to throw the snowballs!! ha/ha