Mitten Snowman

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Step 1

Choose a mitten and a wooden ball that fits nicely in proportion to the mittens top opening. (Mittens and wooden balls can be found at Between Friends Art Center.) Paint the wooden ball a white or off-white color.

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Step 2

Stuff a small amount of fiber fill into the thumb first, then a larger amount into the rest of the mitten making a plump snowman body.

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Step 3

Hot glue the dried wooden head into the opening of the glove by putting the hot glue inside the mitten opening rather than on the ball.

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Step 4

Cut a piece of fabric or felt according to the size of your wooden head. The fabric should go all the way around the head with some excess left over for a seam.

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Step 5

Roll the edge of the fabric length-wise just a little to make a brim for the hat. Hot glue with a little dot on each end, and one in the center of the roll.

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Step 6

Put a line of hot glue on the side edge of the fabric (rolled side up). Bring opposite side to glued side and gently press. Let the seam cool completely before turning hat right side out, then glue onto the wooden head by applying the hot glue to the head.

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Step 7

Taking greenery and berries, place against snowman body where thumb attaches, put a line of hot glue down the thumb and fold over to glue berries to body, and thumb to body in one step.

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Step 8

Using a stylus, small paint brush handle, or toothpick, dot in black paint, then on face to make little round eyes, and mouth. Then using orange paint, dip and dot carrot nose, dragging the stylus after dotting to form carrot.

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Step 9

Tie the top of the hat with string, or jute to close. Glue or stitch another small piece of string in the back top of hat for a hanger. Tie a little strip of felt or fabric around the neck for a scarf, and glue a little button or buttons to front of the snowman for a finishing touch.

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Additional Notes

Be sure to follow gluing instructions to avoid being burned by hot glue. Always use caution when using hot glue. Do not allow young children to do this step.

Rice, beans, or small pebbles can be used before filling the snowman body with fiberfill to allow the snowman to be free-standing.
Use a few different sized mittens to create your own personal snowman family.

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