Adorable Sock Snowman Craft for Kids!

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While it is the week of Valentine's Day, it's also still winter, so if you're looking for a simple winter craft to do with your kiddos, check out this fun sock snowman craft we found over at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits! Reagan had her kiddos do this craft before Christmas break using the finished snowmen as gifts for their parents, but we think it could also make a cute project for your crafters to work on after the holiday!

Materials

men's white tube socks

rice

quilt batting

craft felt sheets in assorted colors

buttons in assorted colors

craft puffs in assorted colors

wiggle eyes

rubber bands

jingle bells

low temp glue gun

Creating the Sock Snowman

Reagan suggests having your kiddos work in pairs as well as setting up three different stations.

STATION ONE: RICE

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At the first station, students will take turns assisting their partner in putting two dixie cups full of rice in the bottom of their sock.

STATION TWO: BATTING

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At the second station, invite students to fill their sock two-thirds full with quilt batting.

STATION THREE: DECORATING

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At the third station the snowman starts to take shape! Start by adding two rubber bands; one where the scarf will go and one where the batting ends, creating a head for the snowman.

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Next, roll down what's left of the tube sock creating a 'hat' for the snowman. Cute, right?!

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Finally, it's time to add all the embellishments!

- Wiggle eyes and a craft felt 'carrot nose' to make the face.

- Craft puffs for 'earmuffs' and a pom pom on the top of the hat.

- Assorted buttons on the body and jingle bell at the neck to add color and fun!

A few suggestions for the decorating station...

Have all of the embellishments set out on a table and provide students with a small paper plate with their name on it. As they select the embellishments, they can carry their goods on the plate which can then be stacked neatly on top of each other at the 'gluing station' should you get backed up! Because...

Even though you're using a low temp glue gun, have an adult do the gluing!

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Aren't these darling!? For more tips and tricks on creating your sock snowman crafts, be sure to visit Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!

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