Winter’s her – is it snowing where you live? It’s time for some good old-fashioned fun – ready for a snowball fight?
Here’s what’s you’ll need:
Smoothfoam snowman body
6″ Smoothfoam disc
1″ Smoothfoam balls (I used 12)
2″ Smoothfoam ball
DecoArt Craft Twinkles Paint, Crystal
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
Paintbrush, Stipple brush
Palette knife, craft knife, scissors
Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive
Toothpicks, bamboo skewer, craft sticks
Cut the 2″ Smoothfoam ball in half. Cut the top off the rounded side of one of the balls.
Poke two holes into the bottom of the snowman body using the craft pick. Break a toothpick in half, dip ends into craft glue and insert in holes. Attach the sliced ball onto the snowman body.
Apply Snow-tex with palette knife over the newly formed snowman and the 6″ disc. Allow both to dry fully.
To Create a Snowball Wall…
Poke holes into the 1″ balls with the craft pick. Insert toothpick halves with craft glue on the ends into balls. Build wall by sticking the balls together.
Apply Snow-tex onto wall using the palette knife. Allow to dry.
Create a scene by attaching the snowman and the wall onto the disc. Reinforce the pieces with toothpicks and craft glue.
For a shimmery, snowy glow…
Paint all the pieces with Crystal Twinkles paint. Allow to fully dry.
Add shadows to the snowman and snowballs by gently applying vintage photo ink with a stipple brush.
To Create the Snowman Hat…
Measure and cut fabric to fit around snowman head. Fold over and glue one of the long edges of the fabric to create a brim. Glue fabric ends together to create a tube. Tie top of the tube with a piece of string, cut excess fabric off top of the tube and fray the ends by making small cuts with the scissors. Glue to the top of the Snowman head.
Add arms to the Snowman using small twigs. Warm him up with a fabric scarf and mittens cut from the fabric scraps.
For the Snowman’s Face…
Use two small black micro brads inserted into the snowman face for the eyes. Paint the tip of a bamboo skewer with orange paint, cut and insert into the face for the nose. Add a smile to the snowman’s face using a extra fine black paint marker.
Make a small snowball using a small pieced of paper wadded up and covered with Snow-tex. Glue finished and dried snowball onto mitten.