Build-Your-Own Snowman (in a bag)

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What kid doesn’t love building snowmen???  Now you can give the gift of snowman building and there is absolutely no snow required!

This is the perfect gift for preschoolers…it’s cheap, it’s interactive, and it’s fun!  Plus, it can double as a quiet time activity in church or doctors offices.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-felt in various colors (white, red, black/brown, gray, green, yellow, blue)
-1 sheet of blue stiffened felt (sold in sheets at craft stores)
-Scissors
-Hot glue gun
-Snowman template (printed, preferably on cardstock)
-Gallon-sized baggies
-Labels for bags

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1.  Print out the template.  Cut out the pieces.  I didn’t end up using the template for everything (and I only cut out one of the buttons and eyes).  But I did definitely use it for the snowman’s body and the hat!

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2.  Lay the templates on the felt.  Trace and cut.   As I went along, I added a few more pieces (like the limbs for arms instead of just the broom and the different shapes for buttons).

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3.  Use the hot glue gun to glue any necessary pieces together.  I used the hot glue gun to make the stocking cap as well as to glue on some googly eyes to white felt for another eye option.

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4.  Cut the blue piece of stiffened felt so that it will fit inside a gallon-size baggie.  Lay all the pieces on the blue felt and put inside the bag!

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5.  Print the labels for the bags…I printed them on Avery Shipping labels that come 10 to a page (template #8163).


Here are a few of our silly snowman combinations:

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Download the Snowman Template Here

Download the Labels for the Bags Here

Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. says

    So cute! I had some felt laying around that I didn’t know what to do with, so this is a perfect solution :) I bet this would also be good to replicate for a “activities in a bag” swap.

  2. Cristina says

    This is great! Are there some similar templates available for spring/summer/fall projects? This type of thing would make great gifts year round, or party favors!

  3. Kerry Weismiller says

    My coworkers and I made a bunch of these and bundled them with the book Snowmen at Christmas and donated them to our local Christmas Bureau.

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