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Christmas Crafts for Kids - Recycling Crafts - Paper Tube Snowman

This snowman is fun to make for kids and makes a nice gift for a friend or relative. The body is made with a bathroom paper tube and the rest of the materials are easy to acquire.

 

 

Christmas Craft Idea for Kids - Recycling Craft - Paper Tube Snowman

For this project you will need:

- paper tube
- styrofoam ball to fit the top of tube
- red and black dimensional paint
- knitted tubes - 1 to fit over styrofoam ball and the
  other to use as a scarf
- long thin wooden stick or wooden shishkebob
  skewer
- natural colored raffia
- white snow paste (see recipe below)
- sand
- white acrylic paint
- hot glue gun (Parents should supervise when the
  children are using the hot glue gun)
- black acrylic paint
- 2 paint brushes- 1 stiff brush for the snow paint
- 1 rounded brush
- white cotton yarn
- scissors

Ages 8 and older

Instructions:

1. Paint the paper tube with white. Let dry. At the bottom of the tube, paint about 1/2 inch black around the tube. Let the paint dry.
2. Using the hot glue gun, glue the styrofoam ball to the top of the tube.
3. Paint the textured snow paste on the styrofoam ball and on the tube until the black marking at the bottom. Around the neck paint the paste into the grooves so the connection of the head to body looks smooth.
4. Cut a piece of the larger knitted tubing to use as the stocking cap. Roll one edge a bit. Place a bit of glue on the top of the head and place the cap over the top covering the glue. Press down. Be careful not to burn your fingers.
5. Tie off the other end of cap with yarn.
6. Cut a long piece of the thinner knitted tubing and wrap around the snowman’s neck like a scarf and tie over and let hang. Tie off the ends with yarn.
7. Cut about 4 inch pieces of raffia and tie together at the top with another piece of raffia.. Insert the long stick in this to give the appearance of a broom and glue if necessary. Glue this to the side of the body as seen in picture.
8. Use the dimensional paint to give the snowman his facial features and buttons down the front of his body and let it dry.

Craft Recipe for Snow! Make your own snow paste by mixing sand with white paint. Mix until the mixture is thick. Apply it with a small craft spatula and let it dry overnight.

 

 

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A Selection of Christmas and Winter Crafts for Kids

Paper Christmas Tree Decoration
Stitched Paper Snowman Decoration
Paper Santa Claus and Christmas Tree Decoration
Paper Santa Moon Room or Window Decoration
Corrugated Glittery Christmas Star Ornaments
Paper Angels With Golden Hair
Paper Tube Snowman Craft for Kids
Christmas Tree Paper Ornament
Recycling Craft - Paper Roll Santa Claus
Paper Angel Ornament
Paper Gingerbread Man Project
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Paper Ornaments for the Christmas Tree
Paper Christmas Tree or Evergreen Tree
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