knock knock knock Do you wanna build a snowman?! After “is it dinner time?” this is the most popular question in my household. After seeing this fantastic giant fuzzy felt creation by the talented Crafted by Jen (this lady is my craft crush!) it gave me the idea to create a festive fuzzy felt activity, and scratch Harper’s itch to build a snowman (you have all seen Frozen, right?). This project is simple to make and a good use of odd scraps of felt and trimmings.
You will need:
- 2 x 30cm square sheet brown felt
- 3 x 30cm square sheet white felt
- 1 x 30cm square sheet of black felt, red, and blue
- Scraps of orange, green, yellow, grey, dark and light brown felt
- Two white pom poms
- Scraps of white fur trim
- Black embroidery thread and needle
- Thread in brown and yellow
- To make your snowman body, grab a large dinner plate (with an approximate diameter of 29cm), draw around it and cut it out. Then use a smaller plate and do the same to create the snowman’s head. Use a pencil to draw on a smile and use black embroidery thread to then stitch it using running stitch. Use the templates to cut out two eyes and a carrot nose.
2. Use the templates to cut the accessories for the snowman from felt. Cut the following:
- 2 x eyes
- 3 x buttons
- 2 x gloves
- 2 x arms
- 6 x snowballs (same template as buttons)
3. Cut a strip of white fur trim 2cm wide and use fabric glue to attach it to the base of the Santa hat and gloves. Glue a white pom pom onto the Santa hat and bobble hat.
4. To make the jumper, lay your snowman out and draw a jumper shape around him in a different coloured felt. Cut this out and add a 6cm white fur trim at the bottom. Use a sewing machine to make the appliqué Rudolph and glue him onto the front of the jumper. To make the scarf, glue the longer piece onto the side of the shorter piece. Snip the end into 7cm strips.
5. Whilst I was making the snowman I asked Harper if there was anything else the snowman needed and she, without hesitation, said ice skates, because of our recent ice skating trip. Cut the whole skate template out in black and then cut grey blades and glue them on.
So there you have it. I do like these kinds of craft projects that you can do in front of the TV. I stored our snowman, called Mr Frozen Nose (Harper’s affectionate name for him!) in a stocking, and both the kids have really enjoyed building a snowman and then ‘knocking him down’. We took it on a playdate to Amelie and Lilah’s house and they loved it too! Hooray – an easy craft that will give you ten minutes’ peace to wrap presents, write last-minute cards or sit down and eat a mince pie!
~ Laura xx ~