Styrofoam eggs are the base for these very comical snowmen and cardinals. This craft is sure to bring smiles to the face of the kids.
3" Styrofoam eggs
3 Slices white bread
Silver chenille stem
Two 1" tinsel pompoms
Two 1/4" wiggle eyes
1/2" orange pompom
10 black "E" beads
Red acrylic paint
Black and Yellow foam
Two 1/4" wiggle eyes
Finely crumble 3 slices of white bread (with crust removed). Add 2 tablespoons glitter gel and 1 tablespoon water. Mix together with a craft stick.
Spread mixture on styrofoam with the craft stick. The dough may be sticky. Wet your hands under a faucet, then smooth the dough around the egg.
Unbend a paper clip and insert end into top of egg to make a temporary hanger. Hang egg to dry, then remove paper clip.
Glue wiggle eyes, pompom nose and E-bead mouth into place. Cut a 51/2" length silver chenille stem. Bend into a U-shape. Glue chenille stem and 1" royal tinsel pompoms on sides of head for ear muffs.
Spray with clear acrylic finish or paint with a coat of glitter gel and water.
Repeat Snowman steps 1 through 3, using the following recipe: 3 slices white bread, 2 tablespoons red paint, 2 tablespoons school glue and 2 teaspoons water.
Allow shape to harden for 30 minutes. Make toothpick holes at wing, tail and top feather placement. Press a pencil eraser in to the mouth to make a 3/8" hole. Allow to dry completely.
Cut beak, feet and eye pieces from foam. Glue beak in mouth opening. Glue on eye piece and feet. Glue red feathers on body. Glue wiggle eyes on eye piece.
This craft is designed by Patty Cox and is reprinted courtesy of Hands On Crafts For Kids.
Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.
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