Melted Snowman Craft - Wood, Fabric and Felt
Kickstart your holiday painting spree with this delightful Melted Snowman Craft that will undoubtedly bring smiles to your face! This easy-to-make melted snowman doubles as a fantastic gift idea and is sure to be a hit at craft shows and festivals. Don't stop at just one; create a whole adorable snowman family with this charming craft.
This Melted Snowman Craft is not only a delightful addition to your holiday decor but also a heartwarming gift idea that showcases your creativity and thoughtfulness. Whether you're crafting solo or with friends and family, this charming snowman will surely add a touch of holiday magic to your festivities.
This melted snowman uses just 3 colors of paint - white, black and tangerine. You will need a thin piece of wood for the melted snowman base and purchase 2 small wood mitten shapes, a wood plug for the nose, and a 1 3/4" wood knob for the head.
Also needed is a scrap of fabric for the scarf, DecoArt Snow-Tex for snow, and black felt for the hat of this cute melting snowman.
Melted Snowman Craft: Snowman Christmas Crafts
- Acrylic Craft Paint: white, black, tangerine or orangish
- 2 Small Wood Mitten Shapes
- Small wood plug (for the nose)
- 1/8" Yard Black Felt
- Fine Black Marking Pen
- 1 3/4" Wood Ball Knob
- DecoArt Snow-Tex
- Scrap of fabric (for the scarf)
- Hot Glue
- Masonite or thin wood scrap
Melted Snowman Crafting Steps:
1. Begin by cutting the base out of masonite or any other thin wood material.
2. Paint both the base and the knob (which serves as the head) white.
3. Paint the mittens black, and the plug (nose) orange (tangerine). Pro tip: Attach the mittens, knob, and nose to a popsicle stick with a tiny bit of hot glue for easier painting.
4. After the head is dry, use either a stylus or a toothpick and black paint to make 2 dots for the eyes (see face template).
5. Using a thin black permanent marker, draw the eyebrows, mouth, and add 3 freckles on each cheek. Apply a touch of blush to each cheek. Use a toothpick to place a white dot on each eye.
Hat and Scarf:
6. For the snowman's scarf, cut a strip of fabric measuring 1" wide by 12" long.
7. Using heavyweight black felt, use Template C to cut the hat pieces out of the felt.
To assemble the snowman's hat:
- Fold Piece #1 in half lengthwise and secure it with a few small drops of glue.
- Overlap the back joint to create a small circle.
- Use Piece #2 to form the top of the hat and glue it inside Piece #1.
- Lay this piece centered on top of Piece #3 and secure it with a few stitches using needle and thread.
- Add a bit of SnowTex to the top of the hat for a snowy effect.
Melted Snowman Assembly:
8. Hot glue the head to the base (see picture for placement).
9. Glue a mitten on each side of his head.
10. Glue the nose to the center of the face.
11. Fold the scarf in half lengthwise and tie it around the snowman's neck, cutting the ends to your desired length.
12. Center the hat on his head and glue it in place.
- For a different look, you can create a stocking cap for the snowman instead of the top hat. Simply cut a long triangle out of stretchy solid fabric, sew a seam, and fit it on the snowman's head. Fold it over twice on his head to hide the raw edge, and hot glue it in place. Add a little pompom on the end for extra flair.
- If you plan to showcase these snowmen at a craft show or festival, consider making stocking hats in various colors (red, green, blue, etc.) to appeal to different preferences. Different colored hats can be eye-catching and add variety to your collection of cute snowmen.