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Friday, December 3, 2010

How to Make a Coffee-mate Snowman Craft

Coffee-mate Snowman
Coffee-mate Snowman
Photo by Joe Bianco blackout0189@gmail.com
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Snowmen are not only Christmas decorations, they are a decoration to keep around all winter long! This is an easy and inexpensive Snowman Craft made out of an empty Coffee-mate plastic bottom. This is a great craft to do with children!
Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need:

  • One empty Coffee-mate bottle
  • 8-1/2 x 11 piece of red felt
  • Small piece of black felt
  • Small piece of orange felt
  • Three small black buttons
  • Two brown-colored pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun or Elmer's Glue
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    Coffee-mate Snowman
    Coffee-mate Snowman
    This is a delightful craft for teachers to do with children ages five to seven years old or a fun snowman project for parents to do at home with their children. Remove the Coffee-mate label from the white plastic creamer bottle. Cut at least five or six tiny black pieces of felt into square shapes. Glue these black square pieces onto the face of your Coffee-mate bottle. This will be your snowman's mouth. Cut a small, long triangle shape out of the orange piece of felt and glue this above the snowman's smile. Cut two medium size pieces of black felt into square shapes. Glue the eyes slightly above the orange triangle nose on the snowman's face.
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    Snowman with card attached.
    Snowman with card attached.
    Take your red piece of felt and cut out a scarf to glue onto the snowman. The scarf can be cut as long as 11" long or a little bit shorter if you like. Cut small lines on the ends of the scarf, to really make the scarf, actually look like a scarf with fringe. If you prefer, you can tie a ribbon around your snowman with a small card attached to it with a personalized note written for a person you are giving it to.
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    Snowman made from a Coffee-mate plastic bottle!
    Snowman made from a Coffee-mate plastic bottle!
    Next, glue the three small black buttons in a row on the snowman's body/middle/section. Then puncture a small hole on each side of the snowman and insert the brown-colored pipe cleaners for each of his arms. Bend each pipe cleaner inward on the inside of the snowman's body to secure them.
 

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