Thursday, January 14, 2010

Build a Snowman Kit

My husband's grandmother is a very talented woman. She blesses her family with the many beautiful creations that she makes. She made my wedding dress. She crochets blankets for newly married couples and newborn babies. And most every Christmas a homemade cutie is included among our presents.

Over the years she has made and given us quite the collection of winter decorations. There have been a reindeer, dogs, frogs, santas, gingerbread people, and a wide variety of snow people, some of which are pictured above. This year she gave the kids a little something different; a build a snowman kit.

The snowman kit includes everything you need to build a snowman, except for the snow. There is a hat, eyes, nose, mouth, buttons, scarf, a corn cob pipe, and even arms with mittens.

The hat and mittens are sewn out of vinyl. The mittens are stuffed with pillow stuffing and attached to sticks (arms.) The hat has a V of hanger wire attached at the back. This is for keeping the hat attached to the snowman.

The buttons, eyes, and nose were made by gluing different sized wooden balls unto dowel rods, and then painting. The pipe is a bit of corncob glued to a dowel rod.

A fleece scarf was provided as were flat stones to make the mouth with. And here is the completed snowman. Apologies for the very poor picture quality. I only had my phone with me at the time. Can you tell my phone is practically an antique?

The kids had a lot of fun building their snowman, and dressing him. We are so blessed to have such an incredibly crafty grandma in the family who loves to share her creative talents with us!


  1. That is so cool. What a neat idea. In Florida we wouldn't have to do anything but put those items out in front of our house in a puddle of water! LOL.

  2. That is such a cute idea for a gift! Wow!


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