Make A Snowman From Recycled Materials by Michele Cooper - Musely
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Make A Snowman From Recycled Materials

posted in Various
12/17/2014
  • Make a snowman decoration from recycled material.
    Make a snowman decoration from recycled material.
  • Cut 4 "cups" from an egg carton
    Cut 4 "cups" from an egg carton
  • Trim away bits from the edges

    Trim away bits from the edges
  • Glue the open edges of 2 of them together, This will make the snowman's body.
    Glue the open edges of 2 of them together, This will make the snowman's body.
  • Glue the closed edge of a third to the top of the snowman's body.
    Glue the closed edge of a third to the top of the snowman's body.
  • Trace a circle onto card stock. A small cup, just a little bigger than the egg cups, would work well.
    Trace a circle onto card stock. A small cup, just a little bigger than the egg cups, would work well.
  • Cut it out.
    Cut it out.
  • Glue it to the open part of the fourth egg cup.
    Glue it to the open part of the fourth egg cup.
  • Secure it in place.
    Secure it in place.
  • Paint the first 3 egg cups, the body and head, white.
    Paint the first 3 egg cups, the body and head, white.
  • Paint the circle with the fourth egg cup, the hat, black.
    Paint the circle with the fourth egg cup, the hat, black.
  • Glue the hat to the top of the snowman's head.
    Glue the hat to the top of the snowman's head.
  • Now you are read to add the details.
    Now you are read to add the details.
  • Cut a 12" piece of brown pipe cleaner in half.
    Cut a 12" piece of brown pipe cleaner in half.
  • then cut 1/3 of each of those 2 halves off.
    then cut 1/3 of each of those 2 halves off.
  • Now you will twist one short piece around the long piece, about 1/3 of the way down.
    Now you will twist one short piece around the long piece, about 1/3 of the way down.
  • Do this with both and you have the snowman's arms.
    Do this with both and you have the snowman's arms.
  • Poke a small arm hole each upper side of the snowman's body.
    Poke a small arm hole each upper side of the snowman's body.
  • Add a little glue to the arm or to the hole and put the arm into the hole you made.
    Add a little glue to the arm or to the hole and put the arm into the hole you made.
  • Now, glue on the google eyes. (It doesn't have to be google eyes, but aren't they cute?)
    Now, glue on the google eyes. (It doesn't have to be google eyes, but aren't they cute?)
  • Glue on an orange felt triangle for the nose and put small dots for the mouth with black paint.
    Glue on an orange felt triangle for the nose and put small dots for the mouth with black paint.
  • Make larger black dots for the buttons. Think paint brush handle or pencil eraser.
    Make larger black dots for the buttons. Think paint brush handle or pencil eraser.
  • Tie a strip of felt around his neck for the scarf.
    Tie a strip of felt around his neck for the scarf.
  • Trim the scarf to desired length. You are finished!! Now just give as a gift or place him where he can be enjoyed for the winter!
    Trim the scarf to desired length. You are finished!! Now just give as a gift or place him where he can be enjoyed for the winter!
  • Thanks for looking!

    This idea is not my own. I merely shared it. Please see the original post along with video tutorial at the link below.:

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152630131480838

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