Saturday, February 28, 2009

Celebrate Spring!

Spring isn't quiiite here in my part of the U.S., but it's on it's way. About every two weeks, we get a little taste of warmer temps and sunny days before Mother Nature pulls the rug out from under us and we drop into the single digits again. Suffice it to say that in our area, you keep the winter coats handy well into April.

In honor of the "spring teasing" we've been getting, today's craft is a fun one for the little ones- a cute melting snowman to warm your home.

White felt
Large White pom pom
White glue
Black dimensional fabric paint
Small twigs
Fabric or felt scrap for scarf
Small sliver of orange foam, felt or fabric (fabric paint will also do)

Step 1: Cut a large, wavy puddle shape out of the white felt.

Step 2: Cut a wavy v-shape out of the scarf fabric and cut fringe into the ends of it. Glue onto the puddle shape.

Step 3: Glue the twigs in place on top of the scarf and glue the pom pom on top of the twigs. Hold for at least 30 seconds to allow glue to set up and keep pom pom from rolling off.

Step 4: Glue or paint orange onto the pom pom for the nose.

Step 5: Using black dimensional paint, make dots for the eyes and mouth on the pom pom; make dots for buttons on the white felt.

Step 6: Allow glue and paint to dry for 24 hours.

Heather is a wife, mom,
school cafeteria worker,
councilwoman and babysitter from Ohio.
She also blogs at
Heather LessiterIts All for the Best
The Fat Bottomed Girl.


  1. Oh, that's cute! Thanks for the idea-we keep getting teased here. It was nice yesterday but we're in for a storm tomorrow. This will be good because I'm thinking there won't be school on Monday!!

  2. I love this! What a cute idea. We've been getting teased here too. Beautiful days followed by yuck. No snow, but just cold and gray. Blah!

  3. Um... that (and this) wasn't Tim, but me Stephanie. I hate when he uses my computer!

  4. That looks like fun! Ha! It's been said already, but it bears repeating: Cute!

  5. What a terrific idea! I'm actually sad to see our snow leave--- this will be a fun reminder of what's to come next year!

    Thanks for sharing this!!!


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