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St. Valentine's Day Countdown...2...Snowman Love

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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.

Applying glue at each connection, stick one side of the toothpick into the large ball which is already on the base. Stick the small Styrofoam ball onto the other end of the toothpick, which is sticking out of the medium ball.
You now have a whole snowman on your base.

Wrap a 5" inch piece of red pipe cleaner around the neck of the snowman for a scarf and glue it in place.

Twist a 1 1/2 inch piece of red pipe cleaner into a circle (an adult  pinkie is about the right diameter) and glue it to the top of the snowman for the brim of a hat. Coil another piece of pipe cleaner into a flat circle (like a rag rug). Glue down on top of the first circle. This is his hat.
Bend a 1-inch piece of orange pipe cleaner in half to form a carrot nose and poke this where it should go on the snowman's face.

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!


  1. It looks like all the kids were having a great time!

  2. Very cute! I bookmarked this craft for the next year, since we now have blossoming fruit trees and thinking about spring crafts :)


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