Sparkly Snowman

Place a battery operated candle inside these fun snowman and they will add sparkle to any winter gathering! I think I got inspiration for this project from a magazine but can't remember which!

Sparkly Snowman

Project Info

Difficulty Slightly challenging
Duration 1 hour
Age 3+
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Materials

  • Battery Operated Tea Light (Optional)
  • Black and White Tissue Paper
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Plastic Drinks Bottle
  • Ribbon
  • Smoething for Snowman's eyes and nose (Googly eyes, pom poms, buttons, foam stickers etc)
  • White School Glue such as Elmers

Instructions

  • Step 4

  1. Cut the bottom off of your plastic bottle using a craft knife. This step should be performed by an adult. Remove the cap of the bottle and set aside.
  2. Use a paintbrush to paint glue all over the bottle.
  3. Tear off small pieces of white tissue paper and stick to the bottle. Continue until the entire bottle is covered in paper.
  4. Use a paintbrush to paint glue all over the bottle cap.
  5. Tear off small pieces of black tissue paper and stick to the cap. Continue until the entire cap is covered in paper. Put the cap back on the bottle - this is the snowman's hat.
  6. Choose materials for the snowman's eye and nose and stick onto the snowman. (e.g. a pom pom or a carrot shape piece of card for the nose and googly eyes or buttons for the eyes). You could add a mouth also.
  7. Cut your pipe cleaner in half. Fold one piece in half and twist, leaving about 1 cm at the end untwisted. Repeat with the other piece. Stick these twisted pipe cleaners onto the snowman as arms.
  8. Tie a piece of ribbon around the snowman about 1/3 of the way down - this is the snowman's scarf.
  9. Place the snowman on top of a lit battery operated tea light and watch him sparkle.

Tips

  1. There's some great children's story books on snowmen which would make great companions to this project - see the resources section for some ideas.
  2. Warning: Never use a wax candle inside a plastic bottle - this would be a certain fire hazard

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Useful supplies

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 7.625 Ounces, 1 Count (E1324)
Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
Mr. Pen- Tissue Paper for Gift Wrapping, 120 Sheets, 10 Colors, 20 x 26 Inches, Tissue Paper for Crafts, Colored Tissue Paper, Tissue Paper for Gift Bags, Rainbow Tissue Paper, Craft Tissue Paper
Mr. Pen- Tissue Paper for Gift Wrapping
Everlasting Tealights Battery-Operated Flamess Candles with Soft Flicker, 12-Pack
Everlasting Tealights Battery-Operated Flamess Candles with Soft Flicker
Pepperell Pom Poms Pom Poms
Pepperell Pom Poms Pom Poms
MEEDEE Rainbow Ribbon Solid Color Ribbon Satin Ribbon Assortment 10 Colors Double Face Satin Ribbon for Gift Wrapping Happy Birthday Party Decorations, 3/8" X 5 Yard Each Total 50 Yds Per Package
MEEDEE Rainbow Ribbon Solid Color Ribbon Satin Ribbon Assortment 10 Colors Double Face Satin Ribbon for Gift Wrapping Happy Birthday Party Decorations
Creativity Street Big Box of Chenille Stems, 150-Count, Colors may vary (AC5547)
Creativity Street Big Box of Chenille Stems

Related Books

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
The Biggest Snowman Ever
The Biggest Snowman Ever
Snowmen at Christmas
Snowmen at Christmas
Snow
Snow
Snowmen at Night
Snowmen at Night
The Snowman Storybook (Pictureback(R))
The Snowman Storybook
Snow
Snow
Snow (I Can Read It All By Myself)
Snow

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