My younger boys made these at a Valentine's Day party this week.
I am not sure where the idea originated, but they really enjoyed making them.
For this project, you will need three sizes of small white Styrofoam balls, a flat (whole or) half-circle of Styrofoam (about 1/2 inch thick), red pipe cleaners, orange pipe cleaner, black fine point marker, four toothpicks, some white glue, white glitter, and a heart made of paper or foam.
|First take your large Styrofoam ball and poke a toothpick in it until you have some of the toothpick poking out of one side (shorter than the thickness on the flat Styrofoam circle).|
|Put some glue on the ball where the toothpick is sticking out and push it onto the half-circle of Styrofoam, which becomes the base.|
|Next take the medium Styrofoam ball and poke a second toothpick in it so that some of the end of the toothpick is sticking out of each end.|
|Wrap a 5" inch piece of red pipe cleaner around the neck of the snowman for a scarf and glue it in place.|
|Using a black marker, finish the face by adding the eyes and mouth.|
Add buttons down the front of the middle ball.
|Using glue and glitter, add some snow to your base and a little on the snowman, if you like.|
|Aren't they adorable?|
|Stick two more toothpicks in the middle ball for arms. Glue on one of them the paper heart.|
All ready for Valentine's Day cheer!