1. Print out the snowman template to a size you prefer. To create templates, glue the pattern page on the backside of a cereal box and then cut the pieces out. Now you have permanent templates which are easy for kids to trace around. This is especially recommendable when working with a group of kids.
2. Trace the pieces now on appropriately colored cardstock. Parents can now pre-prick the holes at regular intervals to make the stitching easier for the kids. The holes should be about 7 mm or 1/4 inch apart and not too close to the edge.
3. Now kids can stitch the pieces in the matching color using a back stitch. (see below)
4. Once all of the pieces have been stitched, punch out black dots for the eyes and buttons and glue them on. Punch out one red dot to represent the nose and glue it on.
5. Now glue all of the stitched pieces onto each other like in the image and add a string at the top for hanging if wished.
a. Cut one longer strand of embroidery floss in color of choice. Fold the floss in half and insert both open ends through the needle.
b. Have the front of the piece to be stitched facing you. Come up with the needle from the backside of one of the holes at the top of the piece just enough to go down the next hole to the right of it. Insert the needle through the loop of the floss created by folding it in half to secure it. Your needle and floss are underneath.
c. Come up with the needle at the next hole to the right. Go down again at the hole to the left to close off the stitch. Your needle is now underneath.
d. Now skip the next hole and come up at the hole to the right of the skipped hole. Go down to the hole at the left of it to close off the stitch. Your floss is underneath again. Continue in that pattern until the entire piece is stitched.